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a nursery rhyme for violent times

    hack and kill a poem by punkie   Hack and Kill went up the hill To see whom they might slaughter. Just for kicks they fired their sticks Amidst a bunch of squatters.

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for the sake of childish games

    I spent a month un-publishing hundreds of blog posts, videos, images, and poems born from my core. Why? Because a few people who wield a little power fear slivers of the truth I write.

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even in prison there’s space between the bars

    quarantine a short poem by punkie   fearful others choke and smother the right to seek and find

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look up and find poetry

  A long-time friend is going through a rough patch. She had some unique and extremely challenging obstacles to overcome this week. “I’ll send you positive vibes,” I said when we talked on Monday. “Just look up,” she said. “And tell me what you see.” So I did. This poem is dedicated to her.

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fight for your own creativity

  I love this.  

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25 WOW! Women Rocked TED Global 2014 #TEDWomen

I’ve been a TEDster for almost a decade, and have had the good fortune of attending TED Global not once but twice. Lucky me! As a feminist, I also advocate for more women on TED and TEDx stages worldwide. For the past several years before each TED and TED Global conference I’ve compiled a list […]

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12 Parts of a Summer Day

A cardinal song is my reveille: at rising summer dawn s/he serenades me awake with avian melodies from a dead tree.

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15 Empowering Things to Tell Your Kids (and Yourself)

In the summer of 2012, I was cracking up (not in a good way). I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. So I did both. Often. And intensely. Things were going seriously south. I was at my wits’ end, about to break apart. Luckily, I have enough life experience to know when it’s time […]

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Anger Management

Ever feel so angry you want to destroy some/thing/one/place? I do. It’s rare. But it happens. I respond to injustice with that level of anger. I am incensed when someone/somemany with power takes advantage, uses, even crushes or kills someone/somemany who is/are vulnerable, just because they can. Because it feeds them in some perverted way.

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White Maggot and Bumblebee Salad

Every Monday morning for the last eight weeks, eight to 10 of us gathered from nine to noon at the Bibliotheque North Hatley Library to write. Expertly led Carolyn Rowell, who came to the workshops equipped with all kinds of interesting exercises, prompts, thoughts, and ideas to challenge us, we put pens to paper (or […]

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