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A movement away from timidity and seeking approval towards rebellion and seeking a different kind of attention might have been expressions of anger, pain, and loss.

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Running Into Myself

From this moment, you will always love moving. Leaving a place. Letting go. The excitement of discovery, of potential. Leaving the past behind and entering a world of possibility. Of hope. However short-lived.

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That Time is This Time is Now

Kenshō is a Zen word that means, "seeing one's true essence." In Zen practice, it is sought through extensive meditation and tutelage. It is considered a kind of threshold for further learning and insight. I may have experienced Kenshō.

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This is Not an Artist's Statement

Poetry is not art. Poetry is not writing. Writing is not poetry. Not writing is poetry. No poetry is writing t. Writing is poetry not. Poetry is not writing. P art isn ot writ in g.

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What Happens at a Weekend of Recovery

I was emotionally abused as an infant by my mother. Then when I was ten years old, I was the victim of a violent sexual assault by an older boy. I kept these things secret for most of my life, even from myself. It’s not that I didn’t know they happened. I was very good at keeping specific memories tucked away in the dark recesses of my mind. I have had emoti

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Just Another Day in the Life of a Trigger Warning

This past Sunday, I opened the NY Times to see the screaming headline, “The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong?” I then read the article, which, as impressive as it was disturbing. The first thing that impresses me is the formatting, layout, and presentation. The headline was dramatic enough, but the experience of clicking

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