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Alise Versella

wisdom

Listen to the Lyrics.

Despite my loneliness, I’ve found camaraderie in characters of books, catharsis in the lyrics of all the sad songs, comfort in brushstrokes -- the brilliant way chiaroscuro makes the light in an oil painting come to life.

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poetry

For Cecil {poetry}

  A roar bellowed, hollow, like the ghostly wail of spirit passing out of body through the tunnels of vocal chords. Lungs let out their last exhale, like hot air balloons losing steam as they billow back towards the ground. And those massive paws pounded the ground, once with unadulterated  ...

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you and me

Light Up Your Grieving Heart.

We are walking hand in hand, my little legs pumping to keep up with his. “How fast can you go? Show me how fast we can go.” He liked to walk fast; New Yorkers walk fast, they just do. I am counting cracks in the sidewalk and hopping over them just like the rhyme says to do. We make a right, and  ...

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poetry

A Love Letter to India.

I am not Indian nor have I ever been to India. Perhaps one day I’ll get a chance to visit you. In the meantime, I find your culture to be the most beautiful, colorful, vibrant, and intricate. Your marigolds, those solar flares of orange and gold, decorating alters and market stands, made into  ...

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