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“Andes Adventure”

As we leave the city of Caracas we pass armed soldiers on street corners a policeman who answered a query with the threat of arrest. We circle the roundabout in the commercial center view elegant mansions glimpse designer-draped matrons men … Continue reading

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“The Wife and Mother”

Today Is the day. I choose my dress with care. Designer linen shirt. Pencil-thin skirt. Stiletto heels. Hair. My hand shakes As I let loose my curls And arrange them To frame my face. I am shamed When I look … Continue reading

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“Island Alleyway”

I enter the alleyway With its aged Whitewashed walls And backsides of Air conditioners Which have replaced The graceful water jugs That cooled Mediterranean man Of old. The sun crosses Into midafternoon And casts Its shadow Highlighting The image Of … Continue reading

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“The First Time Ever I….”

The year I was seven I dipped my toe Into a stream And looked over my shoulder To see if they Were watching me. They were. I raised my foot And placed it On a solid rock. I leaned down … Continue reading

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