Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

Solitude Isn’t Always Quiet

How a rose joined me and understood

C. Riker, First Rose May 2020

Maybe poems are written because we need to acknowledge how solitude isn’t always quiet.

How the corner frayed edges of a long day are felt as gray clouds rest heavy in the sky.

Maybe poems are also like this rose who has a way of summoning the goddesses and gods, the spirits of living and dead and we dance…

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Carolyn Riker

Carolyn Riker

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Poetry is my first love. Inspired by intuition & my chunky ginger cat. My favorite place is by the sea, sipping espressos and daydreaming.