A Rose Garden Chapter 6

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A Rose Garden Chapter 6 July They’d left too much. The neighbourhood was blocked off. Police were letting residents back for supervised visits to their homes to collect essentials that were forgotten in the mad rush to vacate the mountain. … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter 5

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  A Rose Garden Chapter 5   Everything was dry. Elsa’s online counseling calls dried up. She was relieved, spared from imparting positivity and wisdom that she no longer held…Elsa had dried up too. The monotony as a mountain-top prisoner … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter 4

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A Rose Garden Chapter 4 June “What time is supper?” Flora asked. At first glance, Flora looked concerningly sweaty and flushed, but as she walked into the kitchen, Elsa realized that her face was purposely painted pink with a glossy … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter 3

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A Rose Garden Chapter 3 May It was peaceful on the mountain before the neighbourhood woke. A California quail patriarch called, “Chi-ca-go,” from the fence post, as his grown family searched the yard for breakfast. Inside the maple tree, a … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter 2

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A Rose Garden Chapter 2     Elsa turned off the television—her constitutional evening treat: a single episode from a Scottish detective series. She tiptoed up the stairs, past the silhouette of the supper’s unwashed pots and pans, and then … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter I

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A Rose Garden April Chapter I       A branch of thorns with a single leaf bud was all that identified the dark soil patch at the front of the house as a rose garden. Large, earth-toned bricks lay … Read More

“The Universe’s Greatest Disappointment” in “The Goose”

  Mix Hart, 2020 © A poem of mine, The Universe’s Greatest Disappointment, was recently published in The Goose A Journal of Art, the Environment, and Culture in Canada The poem is humourous and looks at a heavy subject with lightness. It … Read More

Gender, Race, and Religion

  Gender, race, and religion are human-invented constructs designed to divide humanity, oppress the masses, and reward elitist bullies. I acknowledge that I live in an anthropocentric, patriarchal, and racist society. I do not feel safe living in an unjust … Read More

Moss Halls of Hoh Rainforest

Moss Halls of Hoh Rainforest I found Valhalla in this ancient, zoetic paradise. I can’t even…the beauty of Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Peninsula, Washington is beyond words, but I will try my best to describe how it feels to walk over the … Read More