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The Best I Can Send You

#17 With the greatest leader above them people barely know one exists. The second-best are praised and revered. The next, merely respected. Then the despised. When trust is unattainable, there is no sufficiency. Trust the cautious sage whose words are … Continue reading

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Only Us

Central Falls I see her here now smiling at the late day sun brightly as all the laughing caramel girls bursting out the bodega doorways onto the sidewalk laughing and oblivious up out of cracked cement dark flowers blow kisses … Continue reading

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Milk

The flute speaks. If I could only pass Through Damascus like the echo. Silk sleeps at her shore, Curves in cries That die before I reach them. Distance falls Like tears. (from The Flute Speaks by  Mahmoud Darweesh) **** Sometimes … Continue reading

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What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

  This is Raksmey.  Raksmey just earned her high school diploma through the National External Diploma Program.  She hammered her way through it while pregnant with her second child and working full time. This is Sophi.  Sophi was informed she’d … Continue reading

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Sokkeang

She said everyone’s life was like a mountain.  Then she drew the shape of a mountain on the table with her finger.  “No one can stay at the top all the time.”  Her classmates were in their room watching a … Continue reading

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