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On Her Birthday
A window of dreams for my mother fills images of my brother safely home where it's not really home... Visions of my sister sleeping sound and safe. Glances at my troubled self somehow...sane.

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Chocolates & He Curt
He used to kiss her charcoal forehead; his sixth sense instructed; she was sublime. She would return the gesture with a golden glisten from her despondent eyes. She appreciated heat in all its highlights; her persuasion of love, contagious. An appetite for ...

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My Longtime Brush
Someone will happen upon it, next to the mouse trap. By then, the dust of hours passed would drench its identity, a commercial brush... Purchased by an Iraqi-American or American-Iraqi -whichever convenient, accompanied by a British-Iraqi -definitely, at so...

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My Longtime Brush
Someone will happen upon it, next to the mouse trap. By then, the dust of hours passed would drench its identity, a commercial brush... Purchased by an Iraqi-American or American-Iraqi -whichever convenient, accompanied by a British-Iraqi -definitely, at so...

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High Baghdad Nights
We slept on cool,  gently breezed rooftops under clear soaring skies. Stars so high,  they reached out  to kiss  the gentle hands of God. We lay enveloped in white sheets, as pure as the fronds  of newborn date palms bleached  under the Baghdad sun  as the ...

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U.S. secures first guilty plea in U.N. bribery case

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For Sophie, My Beloved
Creature of God I love you. Creature of God who knows fear first and love when it comes I love you. Creature of God who kneels who shows thanks who knows not how to praise but knows how to express love I love you. Creature of God who protects and self-sacri...
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