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Simeon

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Kindnesses (A Remembrance of 2017)

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The soul must cling, sometimes, to memories,
The counting up of kindnesses
And things that make this life a good one:

Chappa lady telling me:
"Don't take those words to heart."
Salted fish and xima on the stairs.
Notes written in a childish scrawl:
For Janie in America
A rubiks cube
Skipping class to make sure I got home
The little gifts
Bright words in the darkness
Closenesses of knowing, being known
The bringing up of festered confrontations
In hopes of understanding and of peace
Eye contact and the honesty of words:
"I almost lost a friend."
(When I hadn't thought it mattered any more).
Long Whatsapp calls
And emails,
Late- night chats
That offered me a lifeline far from home.
The conversations where I cried,
And said mean things,
Accused
Yet still was sure of being loved.
Chocolate
Rusks
A teapot wrapped and warm
Coming in the rain to say goodbye.

Nicknames:
Hermana, maninha, and of course, madame
Facebook message:
Is there any way you could still come…

Snow on Snow on Snow

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Written in response to @artstew52 prompt:  Snow on Snow

Suddenly, the Dawn

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Just as the Sunrise

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