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“Lying in Wait”

(Photo: “Between”, copyright by Brooke Shaden) I lie on my bed waiting. Waiting for the evil Which haunts the space In my desecrated home To strike. It sits at my kitchen table. It eats the food from my cupboard. It drinks … Continue reading

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“Boko Haram Comes!”

“Boko Haram comes!” “Boko Haram comes!” Terrifying words Screamed into the wind Translate into reality When shouted into cell phones. Warnings received And acted upon By all who hear. The villagers Flee to the mountains Hide themselves In ancient caves … Continue reading

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“The Torch-Holding Lady”

(Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields) Sails, motors and fishing boats move aside as I slowly maneuver my Egg Harbor 50 into a spot in front of the Statue of Liberty. I idle for a moment, then rev my two 1000HP … Continue reading

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“The Loyal Devotee”

You would think That anyone Smart enough To build a bomb In his basement Would be smart enough To avoid Chatter On a jihadist Website. Not my son. And not his friend. Police officers Came to my house. They searched … Continue reading

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