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Washed by the Water

A poem written from a season of deep suffering and obscurity High sky descends to low ground Leafs frolic as rains pound  Lofty trees submerged in gray. World bereft of rhythm Reveals internal schism  My faith begins to sway. Perfect plans of sunshine fail Water floods this dismal vale  Not supposed to be this way….

A Worry-Free Pregnancy

Pregn-anxiety: a state of worry during pregnancy, exacerbated by hormones, your OB gravely forbidding eggs-over-easy and other such delicacies, and the horror stories of birth culminated with “get the epidural!” It sets in as soon as the two lines appear, and its nickname is “What-If?” What if something I do/don’t do/eat/breathe harms my baby? What…

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