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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Never Downsize Your Heart

Never Downsize Your Heart

For within
Comes you power
Let it beat strongly
Force the blood to rush
Through you body
Feed the brain
Open wide
For within
Compassion is housed
A muscle without use
Will shrivel.

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Drips

Drips

My eyes betray me
Leaking
Even as my lips
Curl in a smile
A drop along my
Cheek
For losses minor compared to
Death
Another slides
Along the edge
Wandering
No buckets to catch
The indescribable
I make you laugh
the clown in me
sees the irony.

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Poetry of Personhood

Poetry of Personhood

Unruly
Unexpected
Unable to tame
The whims of an individual
Who grows with each setting sun
Calmed by the lull of the waves
The howl of the wind
The patter of rain.
Gentle
Gregarious
Gracious

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Lifestyles

Lifestyles

Wind—sand—sun
Wind—ice–dark
Where the elements
Dictate your behavior
Desert heat
Arctic Freeze
A siesta mid-day
A hasty sun’s retreat
Meet me in between
Tilt the earth’s axis
Compromise

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Borders

Borders

The ledge
Where life ends
Or begins
Crossing lines
Driven by fear or dreams
Armed with conviction
Endurance aided
By a helping hand
Offers of water
Nature’s life source

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Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way

A windy road
Eroded by time
Ups and downs
Circular grooves
Pierced with your visions
You see the walls
And look above

While at your feet
A world of miracles unfolds
Keep moving
On changing paths
Be present
As the world evolves
so do you.

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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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