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Grandma lies on her bed, beside the window overlooking the ocean. Her hair is gray, her face is pale, and her skin is a lifeless color. But her eyes are still strong, burning with the same passion that drove her life since birth. They were a deep violet, a color that seems to have seen the very depths of a playful secret. Then there was her aura, the warm radiance that surrounded Grandma. It was a warm color, light orange, like marmalade. It wasn't until now that I knew Grandma was truly special.
All was quiet with the sound of rushing waves and calling seabirds in the background. Grandma taps lightly on her lap, in beat with a tune inside her head. Her magnificent violet eyes were fixed beyond the windowsill, into the sea.
"It would be nice to go out in the ocean again," sighed Grandma, "just one more time." The doctors gave her four months, four more months before the tumor takes over. It was Grandma's last wish to be in the waters again. But they said it was too dangerous for her, t
Blood BrothersBrookie always holds my hand when we cross the street. She's never given a reason for it, she just does it. It's become this unspoken rule with us that whenever we cross the street together, she slips her hand in mine and I lace my fingers through hers and we walk hand-in-hand until we reach the other side and she drops her hand and we both wipe our palms on our jeans. Brookie's a little scared of crossing the street. Her poppa died in a car crash when we were six. He was a pedestrian. She's never gotten over it.
Brookie is my best friend going on sixteen years now, which is pretty impressive considering we're both sixteen. We don't have some cute little story about how we were born in the same hospital on the same day or about how our mothers were best friends long before they were pregnant with us and somehow passed on that bond while we were still in utero. No, Brookie and I met the same way ever
MercyOh sweet God how the grassland
ignites in moonlight tonight
I must thank you for creating
her tangled fingers' slow pace
through the handsome rain Her
trochaic kinesthesia to rhythms
in Stravinsky's The Rite of
Spring Is this how you meant
for us to love you Yahweh
Tumbling clumsily down hills
of sheets into perpetually
immutable silence I could love
you like that I think I've been
practicing on this Savanna
for days and months Lost in
her crystal canvas Rolling crests
and troughs And when she touches
me Oh fair Lord I'm dragged into
your city past Gethsemane's
pulsing green and gold
Please hold us together
under this luminous stretch
Oh Father We are live
unclothed Our reflections awash
with the skin of your sun
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A two-time Community Volunteer for the deviantART Related category, Anne is well-known as a positive, helpful force. She is the community's resident expert when it comes to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and her personal gallery offers a wide variety of tutorials for new and experienced coders alike. In addition, each winter she hosts a calendar project encouraging members to create Journal designs for all to use, bringing more creativity to the community.
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