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Siren

November 25, 2011

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There was a house: a large home that belonged to a family long ago. It was covered in vegetation. What was once the backyard is now a moldy pond. In this pond live creatures that I’ve only heard of in fairytales. There is a siren. She rules the creatures in the pond. The scales on […]

Mud People

November 24, 2011

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They dripped from the sky like mud. Their faces cracked under a glowing sun like mud cakes left on a sidewalk to dry on a hot, summer day. We watched as the sky went red. Bruises against the blue sky. We ran in fear. Why was this happening to us? But in the darkness, they […]

Lorelei Sings

November 24, 2011

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February 6, 2009 Age 14 Today, I escaped into the distant desert. Blossoms of heat burst as my feet stepped onto the sun-cooked sand. I was lighter than the air that crept over the earth, like the smoke that rises from freshly baked bread on hot cobblestones. A moment of true silence. Not even the faint ringing in my ears. Just my […]

Lorelei

November 24, 2011

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February 6, 2009 Tonight, I escaped into the distant desert. Blossoms of heat burst as my bare feet stepped onto the sun-cooked sand. I was lighter than the air that crept over the earth. Two swift beings, one crimson, the other violet, swam from beneath the the grainy surface. They came for me. They called […]

Waterlily

November 22, 2011

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A tender waterlily slips through the hands of the dying captain The Captain cups his hands and drinks The pearly beads, the teardrop seeds And though his ship is taking leave, He claps his hands in prayer All through the night his lily sings And to the touch the lily stings The Captain in misery […]

Past Words

November 21, 2011

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Holy being are you now So deceptive , I know how You erase me from the world Submerge me in the ocean’s storm And if my death you now deny  In your coffin I will lie And if the organ you will play While day and day sweep you away You know my heart will […]