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Letter to the Mountain of Grief

Air-sucker. Heart-breaker. Life-wrecker. Don’t take it personally, Grief, but under our breath, or deep down inside, we sometimes call you such names. We have as many names for you as for the fallen of 9/11.…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
September 14, 2021
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Random Notes from a River Raft

After a long, strenuous hike, you happen upon a river. A crude raft is beached on the sandy shore. Tacked to it is a paper that reads: “Take me downstream.” The handwriting strangely resembles your…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
September 8, 2021
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No Way Around but Through

This post first appeared in a recent issue of Staying Power, my weekly care package for creative, compassionate spirits. Get a boost in your inbox! Scroll down to sign up.   This morning, you come…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
August 23, 2021
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My family has just returned from a long camping vacation around Lake Superior. Our first time there. My goodness, "lake" is too small a word for the great inland sea that the Ojibwe nation calls…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
July 22, 2021
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“A Mess of Seeds”

This post first appeared in a recent issue of Staying Power, my weekly care package for creative, compassionate spirits. Get a boost in your inbox! Scroll down to sign up.   Back in elementary school,…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
June 28, 2021