Thanking You 

By ABIGAIL KOERNER    Thankful for the laughing, the smiling  Making me crazy  Setting me free  A girl being a girl  A girl being me  Thankful for your smile  How it makes me want to smile back  How you grin from ear to ear  Smiling worth a thousand words  Words I seem to lack  Thankful that you’re gorgeous  That you’re always on my mind  Pleasant thoughts of fleeting moments   Realizing you’re one of a kind  Thankful to greet you now and then  But never all the time  I have my fleeting moments  But not you  And I’m “fine”    Abigail …

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All American Madness 

By ABIGAIL KOERNER    I woke up Sunday morning with a smile on my face. Sweet sounds of sweet music that reminded me of home twinkled past my ears. I hoped for time to shower and have a meal. I got in my car and drove towards daily activities- a normal day in my normal life. Driving felt cathartic. I had one foot on the gas and one to do nothing but balance my body on the seat as I turned the wheel, hit reverse, parked the car, stopped.   I swung the door open and got myself up. I was at the grocery store buying milk, cheese, eggs, necessities. I felt like buying beer for the evening: a case for friends. It rolled down …

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Little Legs  

By Abigail Koerner    The light flickers on to reveal the creatures hiding in the dark. Our outfit choices day-to-night; their visibility night and day. Hair curled and cheeks pink, we ladies venture outward and onward. With itty bitty steps, they take our places. Click and clack our heels march away.   “Oops, I forgot to turn off the light!” she exclaims.    She turns around and opens the door and shuts it off. They whisper among themselves. Crunching and bunching and climbing everywhere, they exit. They exit the expanse of drywall where a nest was made. They sniff and search and prey on …

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