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In memory of my dearest friend, one of the strongest people I have had the pleasure of knowing…

It doesn’t make it better

She said gently

As others were so

Quick to offer

Her up pity

For all she had


All she had

Been through

As if they


I’m disabled

So I know what it’s like to be looked at like

I’m less or not at all

You see me

But do you really?

I’m blind

I’m deaf

I’m mute.

I’m in a wheelchair

I’m an amputee

I’m one of many

Looked at far

To often

With little…

C.C.O image from Pixabay

She cries out

Tears of hurt

They throw

Words at her

Like she doesn’t matter

She’s beautiful.

Her world feels

Like it’s closing in around her

A broken girl


A broken song

She’s beautiful.

They call her


Make fun of


Burn scars

Marking her body

A map…

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History, Reception, and Contemporary Use of the Septuagint

by Edmon L. Gallagher

Pub Date 01 Aug 2021 |

Abilene Christian University Press & Leafwood Publishers, Abilene Christian University Press

Christian | History | Religion & Spirituality

I am reviewing a copy of Translation of the Seventy…

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From the de Koonings to Twombly: Portraits and Sketches, 1942–2011

by Edith Schloss

Pub Date 16 Nov 2021 |

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Biographies & Memoirs

I am reviewing a copy of The Loft Generation through Farrar, Straus and Giroux and NetGalley:

Edith Schloss could not decide…

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by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

Pub Date 09 Nov 2021 |

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga

I am reviewing a copy of Murder Book: A Graphic Memoir of a True Crime Obsession through Andrew McMeel Publishing and NetGalley:


Michelle Renee Kidwell

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge in the light: Helen Keller

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