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.

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Hunger and Awareness: Share the Blueberries

Hunger and Awareness: Share the Blueberries

Hunger and Awareness I pluck a blueberry from the branches, Searching for the round plump fullness and rich blue color. I’m ripe for the ritual. Aware that the bees have already left and the birds hover. Each of us is searching for sustenance. The sun hides behind...

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Layers within the Years

Layers within the Years

Layers within the YearsBundled in my snowsuit,I lumbered outside in the cold drifts,To slide down the neighbor’s hill.I couldn’t feel my hands or toes,Or move my legs.My eyelashes froze. My tears iced over my face. I questioned, where was I in this?Ladened with books...

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Lanes and the ABCs of Life

Lanes and the ABCs of Life

Lanes and the ABCs of Life The rules of the road exist so we don’t encroach on others. Like the ABCs of life, I have stayed in my lane. Not disturbing the peace of others. Years move fast, spill out, As waves roll over, erasing lines. Redirect purpose, connection,...

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Pilgramage

Pilgramage

Pilgrimage An attitude of discovery One of grace And humility Finds a place Along the way That stays. No matter the journey Inside or out Sunny or rainy Far or near, Each step Takes you there. The unexpected Accepted Old views Rejected Vision Becomes wisdom Abbe would...

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Advice to My Younger Self

Advice to My Younger Self

You don’t know me yet, but I have been with you forever. Bear with me as I tell you of my discoveries. Stay open without fear of loving. The heart can close but keep it exposed. You will hurt, you will change even as you remain the same. Keep laughing as the muscles...

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The Light Said Stop

The Light Said Stop

Red, Yellow, Green Stop, wait, go. But how do you know Inside, when to move forward? No one speaks of stepping back, Reviewing, musing. Caution is seen as being stymied, Stuck by indecision. External Stop Signs Can’t see, think, or hear. Life moves on Even as we try...

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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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