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Molly Fisk: Oregon Creek

By Molly Fisk
A small creek joins the river here and a rope swing hangs over the bank. I sat listening to the sound for a while, and then wrote a poem about it, mentioning God, which is strange, since I'm a lapsed Unitarian and don't believe in God.
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Molly Fisk: Counter-tops

By Molly Fisk
I’m going to remind myself why we’re having the party in the first place: to appreciate all the women who work for a non-profit where I volunteer. It’s about love and gratitude. Two of the very, very few things worth cleaning the counter-tops for.
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Avoiding Capitalism 101

By Molly Fisk
Every now and then, as a person might need to binge on horrible junk food like Twinkies or Velveeta, my mind craves a break from the real world. . .Every now and then, I sit around the house like a sloth and read mail-order catalogs.
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California Wildfire: Outracing the Flames

By Judie Rae
As the flames closed in on the back side of the house, we made our hurried escape. As we drove past the corrals, one of the ponies screamed, a sound I will never forget. Through tears, I wished each animal well, and we drove the hell out of there.
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Molly Fisk: That We Are Helpless

By Molly Fisk
How do I talk about fire when it's this bad and there are so many, some with lines holding them back and some uncontained, roaring through neighborhoods and wineries, schoolyards, even Trader Joe's?
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Molly Fisk: Young Men

By Molly Fisk
I have some other young men in my life: a poetry student with whom I drink coffee, a godson, my ex-boyfriend's nephews. It's really fun to talk to them, they're so jazzed about life.
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Molly Fisk: Boomer Childlessness

By Molly Fisk
Now that I'm in my 60s, there's talk about what will happen to Baby Boomers with no families to take care of them at the end of life. This is a bit crazy-making, reinforcing the cultural myth that we should have had children in the first place.
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