Dailies 5/16/17: Solitude, dreaming of being fearless as mangos, solving for X, & the year God developed cataracts

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Chen Chen – Self-Portrait as So Much Potential


Dreaming of one day being as fearless as a mango.

As friendly as a tomato. Merciless to chin & shirtfront.

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Deborah Bogen – The Year God Developed Cataracts


The clouds erupted—slate gray, charcoal. Almost black.
Winds shredded sky, water cut skin, so Turner knew he
had no choice. He chartered a ship and tied himself to the
creaking mast.

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Oliver de la Paz – Solve for X

And in the outer world, the first, something smooth and wet. An
skims across the tops of the crests in a succession of skips. The

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William Wordsworth  – Excerpt from “The Prelude”

When from our better selves we have too long
Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop,

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