Dangerous Compassions

poetry memes

fancy lemonade

“Wow, is this all for me, or to share?” I asked Ming.  He’d poured me some fancy lemonade, two inches of it, in a cute little mason jar.

“All for you!” he said.

“Wow, extravagant!” I said.  “Straight from the lemon teat.  Or the sugar teat.”  I sipped it.  “Uh, did you shake it really good?”

“Yeah!  I shaked it so good!” he said.

“Oh.  It tastes not that sweet.”

“It tastes plenty sweet, to me!” he said.

“Oh,” I said, wondering if my mouth was malfunctioning, or I was missing a gene.  “This isn’t what I need lemonade for.  I guess I go for the ade, not for the lemon!”

We laughed.  I took another drink.  “Is this good?” I asked.

“Yeah, it’s very good!” Ming said.

“Ok!” I said.  The cute little mason jar was empty and cold.


I had been craving chocolate.  “I want a ton of chocolate,” I told Ming.

“We have a ton of chocolate,” he said.

“No, but I can’t have it.  I want magical chocolate that doesn’t mess up my body.  What’s like chocolate but isn’t chocolate?”

“Uh…carob?” he asked.

We laughed and laughed.  “Oh yeah, carob.  Yeah, like that would help.”

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I made some more poetry memes.  Hopefully you like them.  I guess it’s become addictive.  Maybe we could call it prolific instead!

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Yes, my best friend always said I was prolific.  I think of prolific as a nice way to say obsessive, outlier, inappropriate, too much.  Ah, love.

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If you are suffering from feeling like too much, may I suggest some You Are Not Too Much cards?  You can get comforted by them, and reminded of how a gift is a gift, not just a curse.  Yeah, the coin has two sides.  Thank you to the friend who had some mailed to me, so helpfully.

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We had a beautiful Imbolc ritual.  That’s one of my favorite holidays.  This is the sacred cord I braided about community, collaboration, who we choose include as we co-create reality.


It was outdoors, distant, masked–four people total, including me and Ming.  We had a fire, drew Brigid’s cross, bread and milk, gifts, directions, sweet words.  I felt emotions–missed my mom and spoke of the strawberries of my homeland.

By Laura-Marie

Good at listening to the noise until it makes sense.

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