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A Mother’s Day Wish

A Mother’s Day Wish

By Brynne Betz Redbuds and sweet tea, cheese grits and hush puppies and a fresh Spring breeze. I took in a deep breath and watched the leaves flutter in the evening light. It was a lovely time, the kind I used to like best in my sleepy North Carolina town. There wasn’t much going on, […]

The Lighter Shade of Light

The Lighter Shade of Light

Imagination is Life

Imagination is Life

By Brynne Betz She imagined. She imagined one morning without saying a word A life she wanted. A life she only dreamt of before And without fanfare or even a snap of fingers, It all fell into place. She imagined. As she woke, the sun rushed to greet her, tickling her cheeks with warmth As […]

Hope Has a Secret

Hope Has a Secret

When your heart is still And your mind runs rabid When the cold reaches in And the warmth leaches out Will you shut down? Close the shades and lock the doors? Or will you open the windows To let the breeze Ruffle your drapes And flutter your skirts As you forgot it could. Will you […]

Transform the Ugly into Beauty

Transform the Ugly into Beauty

By Brynne Betz The table is heavily worn, its top littered with spots of peeling varnish, with stains from permanent pens and greasy foods. There are rivets from pencils and dents from toys and when she runs her fingers across its rough surface, a feeling of nostalgia overcomes her. She loves the table. No matter […]

The Palabra of Your Soul

The Palabra of Your Soul

Stuck?

Stuck?

By Brynne Betz Stuck in your morning routine. Stuck driving the same way to work. Stuck wearing the same things. Stuck buying the same foods Cooking the same foods Eating the same foods. Stuck expecting the same responses. Stuck receiving the same ones, too. Stuck in a relationship, in a dance you once chose. Stuck […]

Find Your Brave

Find Your Brave

By Brynne Betz He looked sad. But I didn’t focus on that, I looked past that, to a place he thought he hid, didn’t know he wore. And there, I saw his dream. His oldest dream, the one that kept him up at night, that kept him feeling guilty because he held it like a […]

A Letter, from Me to You

A Letter, from Me to You

  Dear Friend, I wish you knew what your letter did to me, how deeply it affected me. It’s been days now and still, I’m intoxicated by your words, my body swirling with the things you wrote, with the courage it must’ve taken to reveal yourself to a me, someone you have never met. And […]

A Peace, Within

A Peace, Within
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