from Dream Big Dream Often
from Dr. Rex
WE ALL KNOW THE MEANING OF THIS DATE
Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776.
There’s always been a big celebration for this special American holiday.
I’m finding it difficult to get in the spirit of things.
I believe that there’s a collective sense of depression in this country since November 2016.
My therapist and I talk plenty about this topic.
It’s been interesting and, not totally surprising, that two respectable, knowledgeable and amazing fellow bloggers have posted to the effect that this year the sense of euphoria, happiness and celebration has dimmed significantly.
I join them in that feeling.
I thought is was only me and it’s somewhat redeeming that others may share my feelings.
Same Americans who possess…
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from he Feathered Sleep
There exist still
people who were born when the world
like a split fig, bequeathing aubergine center
was half the size
in a fabled time when
individuals could be appreciated
for more than their overt strip-tease
hot and pulsing on flashy poles oiled by media
with her perfect straight teeth
and flossy hair refusing to be tamed
called a beauty in her day
would never have held up now
a corn maiden left to rot in untended field
days then, of gentle reproaching and
how intoxicate to consider, what you cannot reach
where now, less possesses such mystery
in its hoard of foil
than generations guarding jailers keys to reaching secrets
you could think all your life you were set
in one direction like weather vane, divining nature
and upon the death-bed of your elders, find out
nothing you rolled in your palm, was true
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