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Ridiculous Sky

Nov 10, 2023

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Ridiculous sky todayBaby-boy blueCloud bellies, soft silver of old coinsTopped with Fragonard bosoms bubbling sodium white.Murillo was never so embarrassing Fluffy-headed, ditzy cloudsCheesy and cheeryJust not seriousNot respectedNot somber sober soulful Triumphalist froth just not a good lookWhen evil everywhere is sparring with goodSpearing the well-meaning in their sideWhen the beast with bear feet and…

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From Roller Skating to the Anera Board

Feb 7, 2022

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I was born and raised in the Middle East. In our household, we were told to eat our vegetables because there were Palestinian refugees with little on their plates. Every other year we went to Palestine for family vacation. One summer during college, I worked in Palestine. First, I helped out in an orphanage in…

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