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While I Weep

I weep for myself
till it becomes trivial
and I forget to yearn.
The tears are lost
beneath the soil
and I disappear again.
Hidden beneath the basket,
waiting for doing.
There are lists to prepare.
The pot is simmering
and I waxed the floors.
Whispered and hushed
telling the stories of your dark garden.
You describe, quietly, that dim paradise.
Each word limns the arms of trees,
curve of path and gate.
Your mouth, round and bright,
light so clear and precise,
that I am retold in that moment.
I lose sight of the sun
as I dwell
in silence
on the shore and envy you.
You in pain. You in confusion.
Expedience is a thief.
You ask what I would say
but serenity has dulled my blade.
You ask my bones
and I cry voicelessly.
Each tear, a longing
entombed alive before birth.
Oceans accumulating, press upward
groans and tearing of shrouds.
I fear the ancient and terrible fount;
that between one grain and the next,
it will plunge to the surface and rewrite everything.
Copyright 2017, Wendy Hunt


Follow Your North Star

This past month has been one where I’ve felt a little lost, even while I felt like I knew exactly where I was going. I did all the ‘right’ things; crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s but I felt a little empty and inadequate at the end of every day. Too much on my plate and no brakes to say ‘no.’ I was sorry every week to miss the opportunity to say ‘Hey’ to you guys.


Don’t Fear the Egg

This week has been cold and rainy and a little grey. And this is the week that Annie, our giant chicken, laid her first egg. It was a little alarming for her and her chicken friend, Lucy and they clucked the whole time.


Love Thy Frickin’ Self

I woke up this morning a little under the weather and the urge to stay in, under covers and just be. And here I am typing away at you guys. That’s cause I’m being led down a rabbit hole – a helpful one and have an urge to share.

Tech Tips

Tech Tip: iPhone Precision Keyboard Cursor

Selecting text on my iPhone has always been frustrating, but it’s been especially so since they stopped magnifying the text when you long press it. What I didn’t know, until recently, is that Apple updated the way the cursor works in iOS 12 — two years ago!


Ants vs Owl

None of us is the yogi on the mountain or the unflappable guru. We’ve got lives and reactions to life, families, businesses, emergencies and troubles.

Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Remove Text Formatting in Windows

Do you ever have a need to remove formatting from text before pasting it into Word or some other document software? I do this all the time in my design work, and I needed a way to do this in Windows 10.

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