Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

When My Empty Nest Has Visitors

Midlife is full of self-reflection

Woman pouring morning coffee in her kitchen.

Morning has just broken. The chill and stillness hold the air as if cupping spring water from a glacier-fed stream. I’m suspended in a loop of a writer’s daydream. The cursor blinks steadily, waiting for me to splash words on her canvas.

What surprises are hidden in the sequence of my thought bubbles? What imagery is waiting



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Carolyn Riker

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