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Tina L Porter

#UULent: Solitude

Faith, Grace, writing No Comment

Today, my solitude came in the sound of blueberries gently popping in the heat of the oven, and then in the smell of meat, vegetables and sauce simmering, bubbling over the edge of the pan and leaving a sputtering mess.

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Tina L Porter

2. Tenacity

100 days of poetry, Poetry, writing No Comment
2. Tenacity

So much is broken here or soiled or not-quite-complete or just plain blemished Imperfect A metal lamp shade with no lamp. A mid-century dresser with deep gashes, water marks, and spider webs from one arched wooden leg to the next. A step to a long-ago decommissioned box car. And glass. So much glass. Rusty, raw, […]

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Tina L Porter

Shy girl

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Shy girl

She said hello and washed her hands while I stared in the mirror fixing my hair and lips. Hi, I said, shunning intimacy in a public washroom. I love your boots, she said and I smiled and said thank you as I grabbed the door handle with a paper towel. She smiled wider and a […]

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Tina L Porter

Best New Poem Ever!

Grace, Poetry, writing 1 Comment

15 Greatest Words Ever Used in a Row 20 Syllables You Won’t Believe The Way These Words Flow Will Make You Cry Get the Tissues, the Words will be flowin’ You Won’t Believe the Words She Uses The Colors Alone Will Blow Your Mind If only the poet could benefit from click bait. Of course, […]

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Tina L Porter
Tina L Porter

Starting anew: a question for you

Justice, Poetry, writing 11 Comments

How do you start something new? I’m not asking theoretically, but in sincerity. How do YOU start something new? Do you plan first, make a list of resources, do your shopping and follow a recipe and make sure you have all your ducks in a row? Do you jump in feet first, then figure out […]

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Tina L Porter

Goodness abides

Grace, Justice, Love, writing No Comment

I wrote an entire post this morning that got lost because I forgot to close the browser before opening it. So, the two lines of bad stuff I wrote yesterday is all that was saved. This morning’s post was epically good, if I do say so myself. Best stuff I’ve written in weeks (because I […]

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Tina L Porter

People don’t say such things

Cats, Grace, Joy, writing No Comment

Some days you just have to open the curtains and let the sun shine on all the dust. So you see it. So you see yourself in the clutter and debris you have left behind and around and everywhere. And then you have to look up and see the picture you picked out for yourself […]

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Tina L Porter

War stories

Grace, Justice, Poetry, writing 1 Comment

Finished reading a first-time novel of men and war. The old man’s voice comforted me. Beyond, I heard the pans that hang from above the window jangle against the panes and each other, an indoor windchime, it’s resonance low, beckoning me to a slower, deeper place of thought. The cat crawled on the afghan that covers me as I read of cold and pain. He purrs his rhythm into my bones, and sends waves of […]

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Tina L Porter

Self Portrait of the Author as a Young Woman

Grace, Gratitude, writing No Comment
Self Portrait of the Author as a Young Woman

I know you won’t know this if you only recently met me, but I really am photo-phobic. I usually hide from the camera by being behind it. Or, I put my children in front of me so no one can see the real me. But if you wade through my blog, you’ll notice I’m a […]

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