– the photographer –

May I fall through your lens, my darling? May I shoot my shot while you’re shooting me? Do you hear my helpless heart calling? It’s the beat and the drum that’s ruling me. Click-click… let me be your muse, click-click… every frame you use. Are you not the California dream that I’ve been looking for? […]

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– my benediction –

Pick me up, when I pick myself apart again. Stitch me up, when I bust open each of my limbs. DON’T FAIL ME, don’t bail on this convict, with less conviction. DON’T FAIL ME, don’t bail if I’m wanted. My benediction ~ is a plea longer than most, a beggar’s breath I cannot boast, looks […]

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– malibu times two –

Opulent was the way in front of me, ocean upon ocean to my left. An obstacle the first time, sand and dirt were all mine, sunbaking any sense I had left. Opulent was the earth beneath me, hills and housing to my right. A breeze the second round, staring the sunset down, night made my […]

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– ingredients for restoration –

Healing takes…                                                                                                                       acknowledgement.  accountability. commitment. discipline. understanding. time. discipline. faith. strength.  more discipline. awareness. courage. forgiveness. a balance of urgency and patience. discipline. ~ ~ D.J. Whisenant

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