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About kat9090

Hafu (Half Japanese), Late Discovery Adoptee, Sister, Mom, Daughter, Wife, I cook, look back, look forward, lean left, drive a lot, write a lot, wish a lot, I will be square with you if you are square with me. Find me on Instagram @shojikat and Twitter @biteme9090

What I know now

turn to the left and they tell you you aren’t trying hard enough turn to the right and they tell you you aren’t good enough look behind you and you will see disappointments look to the front, there’s no one … Continue reading

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Bend

The reach to a lower shelf where your bag of dignity is stored. Carefully folded edges, bound by ribbons you collected along the way. That you now need to consider the bend and stretch, the compromise in what you see … Continue reading

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Day 337

Today, he is patient MCAH33, his status on a large, backlit board will change from pink to green and then to yellow.  He has been stripped of all personal belongings and we have said our goodbyes and had a few … Continue reading

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Begin Again

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Begin Again

at each day’s sunrise little red boy comes to dine begin again now   The pc sits in front of a window, covered by miniblinds with one crooked piece, right at eye level.  Three feet away, through the window lies … Continue reading

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When Less Is Not Really More, or Enough.

There is a lot to be said for cleaning out the clutter by the time you reach a certain point in your life.  Maybe about the time all of your kids have flown the nest. Maybe you made a big … Continue reading

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The View From Where You Are

Mountains seem so far away as you are driving across a valley. Every mile reveals a new perspective and then a thousand more, with each bend in the road. The clouds are never the same, trees obscure your full view, … Continue reading

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What She Saw

What she said. She was right. She didn’t have to see me, didn’t need to stare at my fraying edges through the steam off her cup. How long can a person go on tripping over stones and bumping into things? … Continue reading

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Living What You Can’t Imagine

There they go, those people with their dramatic events. Those lives that hug the leaf stained curbs, that read like so many novels written with drunken pens at the beach. You, with your delights and endless adventures.  The excursions, the … Continue reading

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Mall Walk and Roll

The days in the desert Southwest can get long.  The heat of the summer sun is absorbed into every block that forms fencing here.  The asphalt behaves like a sponge and spends the night hours releasing heat into the atmosphere. … Continue reading

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