Today, I Was Brave

It was terrifying

Hope Rising
The Virago
Published in
2 min readMar 27, 2023

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I am the Colorado River in southern California. The flow of ideas is a trickle at best, something like the rhythm of a faucet that is only ever mostly off. I am mostly off.

Better mostly off than hardly on, despite the fact that both strings of letters describe the same thing. What I am is something greater than nothing. Maybe the bar is low; perhaps, it is rising above the…

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Hope Rising
The Virago

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