From my story:
You know, despite my initial misgivings about exploring a history I didn’t feel any particular connection too AND the fact I dribbled during my spit test and my dog caught it mid air and ate and I made one of my relatives her own half sister, this family tree spit test is turning out to be a lot of fun!
RDP SATURDAY: COMMENCE
I have been riding since the Spring
into the Summer
my black heart stilled in grief.
When will I reach
the cruel lover
who has left me behind?
Will he remember me?
Be ready for me
when I find him
RDP Friday: TRANSITION
From an embrace to a kiss
to muscle and bone
to a beating heart to fingers to a spinal column
a Galaxy of promise waiting to be born.
To a student, to a traveler to defeat and despair
to the good days when the air smells good
and my face hurts from laughing.
From heartbeat to pulse
am I just a collection of moments wrapped in skin?
From sleeping to dreaming to waking
my clock with broken hands tries to keep time
and it will, like it’s supposed to
RDP Thursday: DINKUM
This is her truth:
The reason Public School lunches are a failing program is because Michelle Obama made the schools serve fresh fruits and vegetables.
This is his truth:
I don’t know why they are complaining about racism now. We have always had problems with racism. But the Democrats think if they get them upset they’ll vote for Democrats. You know how bad it is? The Democrats are hiring coyotes to bring Mexicans up on a election day to vote.
This is my truth:
I think that the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs showed up 66 million years to early.
RDP Tuesday: ODOR
Working in a Mall really did stink.
I took a vacation from work
and when I got back my work area smelled like death.
For real, it smelled like death because something had died.
” Something ” turned out to be a huge decomposing rat.
My Co-Workers were so SURPRISED when I opened the door which is normally NEVER closed and the smell of decay raced out.
“That rat must have just died!” they said in surprise.
The rat, I said was not fresh, it probably died shortly after I went on vacation.
Oh, they said. Well. There is some Lysol under the bathroom sink in the Book Store Manager’s Office ( which is where I worked at the time ).
I should feel free grab that and use it- you know in MY work area which is separate from THEIR work area where if something say like a rat dies they don’t have to pick it up.
We all worked for the same company but that was putting to fine a point on things.
“Thanks I said, I think I’ll grab that giant can of air freshener and spray YOUR area first to get rid of the over powering smell of bullshit.”
You wouldn’t think words can actually stink, but they really can.
Anita Marie Moscoso and Heather Blakey, each of whom have established themselves at Bancroft Manor, have been working collaboratively and spending some time Dansing with the Macabre. If you visit the site you will find that it is full of interesting stimuli and has lots of prompts that folk can work on in their journals
We have wandered roads together
played and learned and found each other
hand in hand the journey winds
through the back roads of memory
through the pathways of new learning
up the stairs where magic beckons
into caverns dark
and to the morning.
Waking we have joined the circle
glowing dawn forever holds us.
Anita Marie Moscoso and Heather Blakey, each of whom have established themselves at Bancroft Manor, have been working collaboratively and spending some time Dansing with the Macabre. If you visit the site you will find that it is full of interesting stimuli and has lots of prompts that folk can work on in their journals.
When she is not off ‘Dansing with the Macabre’ or running a creative Lived Life Narrative course in Castlemaine, Heather Blakey is working in her apartment at the Manor, wandering down memory lane, remembering the times she travelled…
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RDP Friday: PREPARE
On a silver tray to my right
lined up neatly
a scalpel and eye caps
In the closet, next to my locker hangs
a freshly pressed suit
a brand new dress with shoes to match.
I am ready to work