Speechless Words need to be said yet since birth I have had a dog’s collar wound tight around my neck, choking each syllable into a cough, sigh or gasp unable to say the word – love. Thus my churning intestines are tightly bound round, twisting my innards out, where there were no words, only sighs, …

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Tender A little girl grabbing at the waves in her father’s fingernails, surfing her tiny hand into his, becoming an ocean of twined fingers that lap into his lap as her tiny brown eyes widen with wonder and asks: “Daddy, where have you been all my life.” © SB Joy, 2022 Have you ever noticed …

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