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On the Topic of Love

On the Topic of Love by Theodora Goss I was thinking about the topic of love, as in what is it exactly? It’s not like the ocean, or a tree, or a rock — these are things I understand. Love, … Continue reading

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Prescription

Prescription by Theodora Goss Take a crabapple tree in spring, white with blossoms. Take it in the early morning, while all the birds in the elms are dropping their notes on the front porch, and the white moths are still … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror by Theodora Goss Each morning, standing barefoot on cold tiles, I ask you, not who is the fairest in the land — I’m neither that vain nor ambitious. But am I as fair as I was yesterday, or … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned from a Sidewalk

Lesson Learned from a Sidewalk by Theodora Goss If you’re not broken, flowers can’t grow out of you. (The image is The Sensitive Plant by Charles Robinson.)

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Girl, Wolf, Woods

Girl, Wolf, Woods by Theodora Goss There are days on which I am the girl in the woods in my red cap, jaunty, with my basket, plentiful, wearing my innocence like a placard. There are days on which I am … Continue reading

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The Clever Serving-Maid

The Clever Serving-Maid by Theodora Goss Here are the things your mother did not give you: a chest filled with linens for your marriage bed, a casket of jewels to wear on your wedding day, a handkerchief spotted with her … Continue reading

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The Gray Lands

The Gray Lands by Theodora Goss There are days when my heart is sick and my head is aching, days when I just can’t go on anymore, when rain comes down and soaks the autumn garden, and wind blows in … Continue reading

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