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A Poet's Life

February 2, 2017 – Snippets/My Mother’s Not a Nazi

I come from brave and powerful stock. If I had half the bravery my mom has had, I could help to change the world. I am terrified of spiders, arachnida, those creepy little creatures that make up fodder for nightmares. Biologists classify animals and plants according to characteristics that they have in common. There are over…
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January 16, 2017 – Labels

Our society is built upon labels and categories, or caste systems. These inhibitors are in place to define us as individuals and assign our place in society. I loathe that concept. We are a combination of experiences and ideas that create a comfort zone when we are around other people. I’ve often wondered if humans can…
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