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BUTTERFLIES IN MY HEART

  I just saws a monarch butterfly, and it’s not the only one I am likely to see this week. I’ve gone whole summers without seeing a monarch butterfly. This sighting reminded me of a poem inspired by an old friend who has just retired, Grace Paley for a reason I have forgotten at the

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VISUALIZE A POSITIVE OUTCOME

A nod to the Sherbrook Pool, my favourite swimming hole; and a nod to Mick Burrs’s collection Blue Pools Of Paradise by Coteau Press back in the day when there was a Coteau Press and a Mick Burrs. Title from a meme and screen display I often saw in my psychiatrists office. Water Photo not at Sherbrook Pool. by Lynn

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DO ME

SOME NEAR IMPOSSIBLE THING Never been heard or seen before I see it. Awe shucks, almost heard it, but I’m not wearing my hearing aids. Nearly caught a glimpse but I’m not wearing my looking glasses, so lie to me instead. I’ll believe you. Victor Enns May 2022

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LOOK OUT

BEAUTY the extra 5 milligrams with my bread and butter  Allow my eyes to see the beauty of the afternoon Early in June, green leaves are all here latest brightest summer breeze drop seeds from the trees Photosynthesis will go on life will go on, but the extra 5 milligrams Is not enough to take

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A selection from my Archives!

THE LETTER-WRITER “If I am out of my mind, it’s all right with me,” thought Moses Herzog.  Some people thought he was cracked and for a time he himself had doubted that he was all there. But n0w, though he still behaved oddly, he felt confident, cheerful, clairvoyant and strong. He had fallen under a

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THE PAIN CHRONICLES – RECOMMENDED

I have just finished reading The PAIN chronicles cures myths mysteries prayers diaries brain scans healing and the science of suffering, by Melanie Thernstrom. It’s too big a book to read when you’re in pain. At 370 pages you’d probably be better off putting it on your Kindle or Kobo. Reading this book created that

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MISSING CONFESSION OF ST AUGUSTINE

It was regrettable, blessing the donations brought by the devil to the church by pirates, whore-masters, slave-traders, and worse. I swear the money was put to good use to feed us, and have hats, garments and distinctive robes made (employing many I would add) so needed for our public appearances, and banquets, now such an important

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Today is another day

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LISTEN HERE SCHAFER STRING QUARTET 10

LISTENING Number 10 “Winter birds” It’s warmer Leonard wherever you are its warmer here than Winnipeg and like a bird on a wire I can’t hear a damn thing   Jake MacDonald I remember Jake. Test test test dictating in threes     OK FIRST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROCESS I listened to Schafer’s

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BELIEVE YOU ME

MY ANGER AND PAIN MANIFESTO  There will always be someone who suffers more deeply, more righteously, more rigorously, more appropriately with higher levels of pain, with higher levels of accomplishment achievement than me like the amputee running a super marathon across the Sahara desert. Good for you. Good for God!   Me how do I

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