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All my life, I’ve grappled with a weakness of mind.

I’ve waltzed with negativity

I’ve followed clouds of thoughts during meditation.

I’ve called out to Mother God

and then become seduced by a novel, an eclair, a bed.


Oh, the rides—so many of them—

I’ve taken on waves of emotion,

the mirrors I’ve avoided,

the reflections of my worst

and ugliest self.


And yet,

the sincerest prayers


are answered

a signal from Spirit,

a single monarch butterfly

tumbling across the highway


Now available from and Handersen Publishing

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