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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HALLO-ween

HALLO-ween

Hallo-ween I weened myself From the devilish Commercialized And fictionalized. At five I preferred The white sheet Of anonymity. Only two holes To view the world. I floated through Time. A spirit negotiator Of instinct, feeling, and intuition. I was the eternal...

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ROUGH EDGES

ROUGH EDGES

Rough Edges Awkward Edgy Silhouette Of a person becoming Words pointed Like scrawny elbows Protruding through Unformed cushioned layers Sharpened by Opinions of others The roundness follows As experiences Slice through prejudices Eyes soften Words mellow Shadows...

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O-CE-Ann

O-CE-Ann

O-CE-Ann Turbulence rolls with under currents What lies below the surface World’s unknown Lace you to the coral. You barely rise for a breath Entwined with starfish, octopi, And the slivering eel. A chameleon Colors change O-CE-Ann Red, Blue, Green Until you’re seen;...

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How Did You Get There?

How Did You Get There?

Track Changes
Show your work
Even a no or a yes
Has a path
Express your thoughts
If you lose your way
Go backwards 
Find the crossroads
The past you missed
The futures that still exist.

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L and L

L and L

The love even lost stays inside
Never disappears
Each time the heart opens
The entrance has a reverse
Escape valve
The veins and arteries
Fill with essence of good or bad
You may forget but you always feel

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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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