Tag Archives: Artist Soul Speaks

As Lovely As Rain

Sweet sound

each gentle droplet
A snowflake’s dream
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“It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” – George Eliot

I want to ride horses, naked
muscled arms drawing back handmade bow
shooting arrows like an Amazon
jumping, flipping into the air
spinning off my proud prancing white stallion
Landing on my feet like a cat
ready, in graceful karate stance
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Suicide

Furious at my parents and filled with self-loathing due to internalized homophobia, I grabbed a huge black-handled dagger that my mother kept in the kitchen drawer, and headed back down to the basement. I kneeled on the floor weeping, with the sharp tip of the silver blade pointed into my belly. Continue reading

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Dolphin Dreams

The water is warm and clear, the day is sunny, and I am riding along blissfully, hugging the dolphins’ massive body. I feel the animals’ strength and agility through the water – and aware of it always being conscious of my safety and well-being. (As I write these words, I start to cry).
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Remembering The Sticky-Sweet Smell of Pine

Hearing the commotion, instead of putting herself at risk, she shoved a broom handle out of the window and yelled out: “I’ll blow the heads off every last one of you if you don’t get off my property – NOW!” Upon hearing the serious tone of her voice and seeing that “gun,” of course the drunkards high-tailed it out of there as fast as they could. That incident became legend around town – part of the town’s history – and it protected the rest of us on “That Lesbian Place” – for years and years to come. Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor & My Big Brother

When Dick received my message, he dashed off a quick reply, writing that – as soon as he got back to his office – I was to expect a photo. Shortly thereafter Big Brother Dick sends me this amazing image – of him with Ms. Taylor — it just blew me away! Continue reading

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Immigrants Lives – Making it Real

Warren Lehrer & Judith Sloan When is the last time you witnessed something IMPORTANT? I’m lucky – I live in NYC –where the opportunity to experience art abounds.  But “great art” with COMPASSION? Not so easy to find. I was … Continue reading

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