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Cycles of Joy

The lemon tree is full of green lemons ripening slowly in the sun. The leaves are sparse, Having been eaten by caterpillars . The chrysalis, looking like a turd, hangs empty As Joy emerges…. As large as my open hand. … Continue reading

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poop

the caterpillar looked like bird poop. i watched as it voraciously ate the lemon tree leaves…. (and if i am honest, i felt a little like poop at the moment, and every bit as gluttonous) . we are all made … Continue reading

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Giants

Fluttering your wings, you alight on the lemon tree – you are as large as my hand! stunned, everything flies out of my mind but You. awakened by a giant, everything flies out of my heart but YOU.

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butterfly face

The shadow crossed her face, and she looked up, captivated. the butterfly was as big as her head! (Ah cousin! How much you have grown since you were a  caterpillar!)

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Possibilities

the lemon begins to ripen, as the largest butterfly i have ever seen fluttered her family all over the leaves. tiny eggs dot the undersides, gestating. We are blessed. We leave our possibilities everywhere we go… the question is who … Continue reading

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