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“After 37 Years My Mother Apologizes for My Childhood” by Sharon Olds

When you tilted toward me, arms out like someone trying to walk through a fire, when you swayed toward me, crying out you were sorry for what you had done to me, your eyes filling with terrible liquid like balls … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: The Rabbi and the KKK

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“The Poet Asks Forgiveness” by Fay Zwicky

xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx Dead to the world I have failed you Forgive me, traveller.  xxxxx Thirsty, I was no fountain Hungry, I was not bread Tired, I was no … Continue reading

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Otherwise there are no journeys

In the office I bumped into a colleague who shared with me her take on a very intense meeting that occurred the afternoon before. There was plenty to rail about: non-clarity of expectations, conflict of values and priorities, abused feelings, … Continue reading

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