Florence P. Wordsmith

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I found my burning desire to write during my late teens, while staying with some friends of mine in a monastery in Lahij, in the southern part of Yemen. While in the company of Father Serj, I learned a good deal about life, love, and laughter. But my journey was only just beginning.
Due to the age limit of apprentice monks, I was forced to leave the sacred place at the age of 22. From there I traveled, by foot, up north, through Saudi Arabia to India, where I worked as an assistant to an elephant doctor. It was there I learned how metaphors shape the changes that reality serves us.
From there I spent many days in various deserts in Europe, helping villages dig wells for oil so ... more »

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A Time Before Machines

I remember a time before the machines
before we were forced into slavery
ignorant of what was happening to us
we spent our hours staring at a screen
waiting, willing for a message from someone
to prove that we were still connected
there was a day when the sun was still bright
but our lives were lit by the glow of a monitor
tap tap tap
fingers on a keyboard
the only sound left echoing throughout the empty halls
but sitting here with you
I guess it could have been worse

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