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Randi Anderson
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I'm here in service of truth, beauty, and goodness, but it's a long road.

Dreams get me into trouble, but they remain my bread and butter.

Американка живущая в Сибири.

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  • Reading: K.M. Weiland, "Storming"
  • Watching: Anna Karenina (1967, Russian)
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Wine
Well, it took an enormous personal disappointment to bring it about ... but I'm back.

With this:

The MagdaleneWhen truth plucks the beard
of your dream and spits
on its fair face
the sentence of death, what remains
but to hold your tongue, Lamblike,
up winding streets to Golgotha?
Can I wash my hands of the hope,
or must I trail it, wailing
and beating my breast
to the last
drop spilled, the last
gasping offering?
I am the Magdalene, crouching
at the mouth of the tomb,
peering in—asking
what gardener has taken
that once-fair face,
What remains to me?
A face I do not recognize,
a friend I cannot hold.

If poetry can pull me up from that dark place, even for just a few hours, it's worth doing -- and it's worth reading more often.

Unfortunately I've nuked most of the deviations in my inbox. From now on, though, I'm listening.

(Title: вернулась, or in other words, I've returned.)

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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there and Happy Birthday.  :)
Candless Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Professional Writer
Thanks :) Wow, it's been a while since I've been online!
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
happy birthday Candless.
i wish you well.
Candless Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Professional Writer
Thank you! :D
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
hope you're having fun. or relaxing. :)
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