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Author Archives: kkampsen

Journal 6- Anaphora

I remember the worst pain was scraping my knee on the sidewalk. I remember my heart feeling like it was in one piece, and I remember when you used to carry me on your shoulders. I remember thinking you would live forever. I remember everything you seem to be forgetting, but   I want my […] Continue reading »

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Journal 5

Life Cento This is the world we wanted. Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. This is the past, where everything is perfect already and nothing changes, once you lose someone it is never exactly the same person who comes back. He manages like somebody carrying a box that is too heavy. He […] Continue reading »

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Journal 4

The cows stand under the trees in the wet grass, lifting their neck to pull leaves down. We slow the truck, pull over to the side of the road to watch them. How graceful they look, how unlike themselves. We get out and lean on the fence. The cows don’t seem to notice we are […] Continue reading »

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Journal 3

Followed Driving over the train tracks I noticed the headlights in my rearview Mirror, they were as bright as a locomotive in the dark.   I turn left, hoping they turn right but they are following Closely, as if I was the engine pulling a boxcar.   I try to figure out the make and […] Continue reading »

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Journal 2

Otters Virginia Beach, I dream of the beach and the salty air. The waves crashing against the rocks. Crash. Crash. CRASH! I’m falling down the stairs again, I roll like an otter dancing in a river. Otters have a pouch to keep their favorite rock, Keeping it close like an old love letter you just […] Continue reading »

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Journal 1

Taste (15 words): Chocolate, queso, chip, peanut-butter, spinach, tea, orange, popcorn, peppermint, lime, metal, grape juice, sugar, butter, almond-milk Touch (15 words): Heat, fur, pain, stifling, carbonated, prickly, itchy sweater, burlap, sand, marble, paint, satin, canvas, shock, rock Smell (15 words): Roses, firewood, chlorine, gasoline, movie theater, garbage, eucalyptus, stale, alcohol, wax, bacon, sunscreen, cucumber, sea, […] Continue reading »

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