Why We Fight for Peace And Freedom : America Unified

I hate to say it. I’m not sure I can. Perhaps an epi-pen on hand is necessary. EMT & Emergency First Responders are here so I’ll sputter this out. I apologize ahead of time. My throat tightens as my pulse races, but here goes…Damn it, I have to thank DJT. Holy F*ck Balls. Seriously, stay […]

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A Message from the Heart of OTV Magazine

It should be no surprise that the theme for February is Love.  When I launched OTV my intent was to connect with authors and readers of all genres who, like myself, needed to remember they were not alone in the world. OTV is, as I have written many times, an extension of me. It is […]

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You Need to Fly

Open your wings expand into a cloud flow glide clouds are cotton candy unicorns run wild mermaids fall from the sky tiny magical lifeforms raindrops that grow into the coral reef they are artist caretakers making the reef a sacred place beautiful blue Azul topaz Gold flickers. Pearls shimmer.

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America-Diversity and the Importance of What connects us.

When it comes to faith, there is a lot you won’t learn about me based on the box I check. Throughout my life I’ve believed. I never knew in what or how, yet somehow I believed–believed validating my faith is something only I can do. I know in my heart, right down to the core, that […]

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Compromised Field

Beige.
That’s the color I’m seeing.
You are not anxious.
You are full on
terrorized.
You have no middle ground—
If you speak
and don’t get it exactly right
the blowback
will be fast,
and from every angle.

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In the Ancestors’ Woods

I didn’t expect tonight to be one of those nights where I was up while being buried alive. Clutching at my throat, red marks, heaving while trying to catch a breath. Yet, none-the-less, here I am walking along the safest path. I see the gurgling stream. I see the minnows as they do their water […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER: The Emergency Prompt Roundup

Content warning: rape and abortion I’m not really sure why but these roundups always make me think of a lasso, cowboy hats, ponies & a ride into the sunset. Anyhow, this goofy lead should reassure you that I’m either okay or I’m still medicated. The correct answer is just 😉. You came together when I was […]

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