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Haiku to Moving Out Offspring

From seed to seedling You have blossomed believing Love follows leaving

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 11

The handsome men chauffeured the Parkinson Princess to the Medical Castle. While she sat in the waiting chamber, she admired the beautiful welcome bracelet someone had given her at the font desk. It was shiny and engraved with her name … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 10

To pee or not to pee? That was the only question the Parkinson Princess felt qualified to answer. All the other questions were far too perplexing. Who were these handsome men — flexing muscles — lifting medical kits? Why were … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 9

The Parkinson Princess was in a perpetual state of flux: her meds, her moods, her sleep, her food. A kaleidoscope of colours pulsated inside her. One moment she was dazzling; the next she was dizzy. She lay down on the … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 8

No matter how many times the Parkinson Princess recited Rilke’s poem, the beautiful fragrance of the rose disappeared. One by one, the petals fell to the floor then burst into flames. How strange, she thought to herself, she didn’t smell … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 7

All day long, The Parkinson Princess did her best to smell the beautiful fragrance of the rose. She caught a whiff while walking her dog. She caught another whiff while visiting the doctor who specializes in drug interactions. And whenever … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 6

The Parkinson Princess woke up that morning with a pounding headache. Massaging her temples, she recited her favourite morning mantra: “Some days I feel like a flower, I like those days the most, Some days I start to sour and … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 5

As usual, the Parkinson Princess woke up in the middle of the night to pee. She shuffled to the bathroom and then, before returning to bed, she gazed at herself in the mirror. Her dream had seemed so real, that … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 4

That night, the Parkinson Princess had a peculiar dream. Her husband had planted her in their garden. The sun was hiding behind a cloud and she felt chilled to the bone. Slowly, the cloud drifted away and the sun began … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 3

That night, the Parkinson Princess was feeling peckish. She munched on pasta with pesto sauce, pumpkin and pomegranate seeds, pancakes with maple syrup and then she poured herself some San Pelligrino. Feeling parched, the Parkinson Princess poured herself another glass. … Continue reading

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