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· She's My Dad

· A British Petroleum Afternoon

· Mom-in-Law

· That P Word

· Organized Religion

· So Long, Mr. Hot Pants

· Slough of Despond

· Malibu Majesty

· Lament for Eden

· The Faithbug

· Rain of Toxic Terror

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  Dust Catcher
by Iolanthe Woulff
Friday, June 11, 2010
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About the peculiar power of a simple keepsake to keep alive old memories...

Today, by careless accident,

I shattered into glazed fragments

my most precious dust catcher:

A porcelain kitten figurine

treasured for a half a lifetime,

since that autumn eve in spring of life

when my first love gifted it to me.


My kitten, sweet memory vase!

Remnant of a youthful passion wrecked

on shoals of intemperance and immaturity,

my beloved kitten,

forever reduced to inchoate shards.

Lost moments tinkle into the dustpan,

destined for landfill oblivion.


An old dust catcher.

Nobody cares.

Except me.

For what I will never have again,

I cry bitter regret.





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Reviewed by Carin Spirit 6/11/2010
I love the emotions here, loss of any kind, can be overwhelming.
I treasure everyone of my keepsakes and can't bare to let them go. I broke one of my porcelain figurines, and use the pieces as drainage in my favorite plant.

Warmth and Love to you, Carin'

Books by
Iolanthe Woulff

She's My Dad

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  1. Life and a Love
  2. courage
  3. Water Baby
  4. I'm So Happy
  5. in honor of
  6. Contemplation
  7. Blue Morpho
  8. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  9. Australian storm
  10. Repairing the Damage
  11. For Emily
  12. Poem: You Made Me Rot
  13. Free Spirit
  14. Learning Experence
  15. Same Old Same Old
  16. Springtime Breeze
  17. Morning Thoughts
  18. My Scars
  19. Well Actually
  20. His Queen

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