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A Nice Little Win!

A wonderful email to open on a cloudy Wednesday morning: The winner of Penable's 2 poetry competition is.... Vanessa Shields!! Victoria Abah said, 'She brought the poem to life. Love the use of the mermaid and the description of crisp cold water. I know that feeling all too well.' Congratulations Vanessa! Here is what she… Continue reading A Nice Little Win!

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Oh, Autumn.

Today, I feel Autumn in my elbows. In the yarn-like pain that pulls as I bend my arm up and down, up and down. Today, I smell Autumn on the hip of the wind. In the wide dirt-like scent of the earth yearning for a sip of water. Today, I hear Autumn on the earlobe… Continue reading Oh, Autumn.