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[the rules] 6 be more loving the sixth rule to live by comes easy to me for others. I love easily and long. Longer than I should longer than others have earned sometimes but to be more loving you don’t keep score or track the balance. You just love. Love flows outward freely and without… Continue reading 28/30

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Inadequate. The life that stayed to compensate for the one lost. Life punctuated with rending of body and soul body that has always been mine but never felt like mine. My own body treated like property possession plaything to be broken and thrown away in capricious moments. It’s not intellect. It’s feelings. Intuition that tells… Continue reading 27/30

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[the rules] 5 do not worry about other people is the fifth rule to live by but it’s not exactly what it sounds like. It does not mean to be selfish to not care to not love. It means not to worry about others thoughts of you but also not to take accountability for what… Continue reading 25/30

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There’s this game going around right now, where people post a sentence from something they’re reading, followed with “And then the murders began.” One of my mentors was posting it on grad student statuses on Facebook, as we posted about dissertation edits. So naturally, I wanted to try to fit it in a poem. I… Continue reading 24/30