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A Matter of Life and Dearth
by Julianza (Julie) Kim Shavin

Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I'm not really this cynical. Just moreso.

       A Matter of Life and Dearth

I saw a lovely squirrel in winter branches
and realized once again it wasn't there.
Some branches have short thick sections,
and some curve around like S's.

Mine is a succint, unoriginal cosmology:
What we know, we don't. 
What we sense, we want or need to.
We have, say, money, but it is debt.

We have tools for happiness, but
they're broken. We have God,
but we dreamed him.
  We have afterlife,
as this one's too constricting.

Our children love us, but it's that
we feed them.  We are all nearly famous.
And inwardly beautiful.  Interesting:
It just skittered to another tree. 

Julie K. Shavin 2009















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Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 12/5/2009
I really enjoyed this. J'nia
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 12/3/2009
I see the writer's block is officially OVER! I can completely relate to everything you're saying. Your talent is sizzling lately. Keep it up!
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 12/3/2009
Hi Julie, Good Morning, this was a profound piece of writing. I like the last line, Just where is that tree? :)

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 12/2/2009
You seeing things again, you stay out of that Manechewitz Julie, Squirrels go with nuts, was it a walnut tree, check it out funny lady.
All the best! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/2/2009
Can't see the forest for the tree, what came to mind reading these bitter lines - Julianza. Powerfully penned sadness ...

' ... We have God
but we dreamed him. We have afterlife,
because this one's too distressing. .... '

(((HUGS))) love and prayer, Karla *tears*
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