Inspiration comes in fits and spurts, laced with time, warmed with the heart. Each of my offerings began with a whisper, a pause to see, hear, and reflect.

Books

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Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

I gave away my wedding dress
The one with the open back
Puckered silk the color of 
Blue skies 
My waist indented
My neckline deeply V’d 
Exposing my heart
In the puckers I discovered 
A warm body needs the other soul
I gave away my wedding dress
Exposed I melted inward
Disappeared in the folds
I gave away my wedding dress
Which wasn’t mine but
Yours.

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Penniless

Penniless

I came into this world
With nothing
I will leave with
Insights
Love,
Strength,
Confusion
Kindness
Understanding
Enriched

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Begin

Begin

There are no redoes
In life
Only another day
to value
to respect
to try
tomorrow is a wish
Sun rise
Sun Set
Between is your challenge
To give joy
To grow
To understand

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When One is More

When One is More

Smaller than an orange
Softer skin
And within
The Satsuma
Seedless sections
Delight with
A tart sweetness
A contraction

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Voice

Voice

I crave spring
To hear the birds
Welcome the day
Their chirps
Mingle in a melodic choir
Even the wings of the hummingbird
Whispers a song
Of encouragement

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Reconstruction

Reconstruction

I pick up the pieces
that fell from dreams
reassembling fragments
Fragile foundations
Give way
Fault lines widen
As tears seep into
Crevices of my heart

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About Abbe

Abbe Rolnick grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Her first major cultural jolt occurred at age 15 when her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida. To find perspective, she climbed the only non-palm tree at her condo complex and wrote what she observed. History came alive with her exposure to Cuban culture. After attending Boston University, she lived in Puerto Rico, where she owned a bookstore. Once Stateside, she capitalized on the knowledge she gained as an independent bookstore owner and worked for one of the finest bookstores, Village Books, in Bellingham, Washington. Once a CEO of a manufacturing firm and owner of a healthy foods café, she is now retired and spends her time writing.

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