take away

lined and worn
I’ll take the calloused fingers
curled around that cup of coffee

I sit in shadow
watching the veins throb in his hand
almost hearing the thoughts
the worry and the pain

I’ll take the callouses
and the thoughts
throwing them far
let the sun burn them away
like morning mist

if you run

if you run long enough
the blur becomes
a welcome pattern

if you run fast enough
the air rushes by
too fast to be contained

if you run hard enough
the life you carved
will wear away

if you run away
you’ll only find
you run in circles

run with joy
run with abandon
run from nobody
run to feel the wind

Shine On Award

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I am so happy to connect with other writers and honored to nominated by http://seriouslysav.wordpress.com/ for the Shine On Award!

Rules of the Award:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

Seven Things About the Word Rummager:
1. I own every “Columbo” episode on DVD
2. I have a copy of every Kurt Vonnegut novel
3. My favorite color is periwinkle
4. I have a journalism degree from Temple U. (go Owls!)
5. I live in the country
6. Tea is my beverage of choice
7. I love fireflies at dusk in summer

Some blogs I like to follow:

1. http://projectlighttolife.wordpress.com/
2. http://300stories.wordpress.com/
3. http://poetreecreations.wordpress.com/
4. http://shawnbird.wordpress.com/
5. http://edmooneyphoto.wordpress.com/
6. http://bookofmohs.com/
7. http://rubyetc.tumblr.com/
8. http://clownponders.com/
9. http://meganhasocd.com/
10. http://maxmundan.tumblr.com/
11. http://atalossofwords.wordpress.com/
12. http://lightningdroplets.wordpress.com/
13. http://littlewritelies.com/
14. http://seriouslysav.wordpress.com/
15. maybe this will be your blog next!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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It is a pleasure and an honor to be nominated by peers, namely http://littlewritelies.com for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

The rules of the award are:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
4. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Some favorites that I’d like to nominate for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

1. http://afterthefinalcurtain.net/
2. http://kintal.wordpress.com
3. http://www.maxmundan.tumblr.com
4. http://allmostrelevant.com
5. http://wandergeselle.wordpress.com
6. http://www.scienceisbeauty.tumblr.com
7. http://poetreecreations.wordpress.com
8. http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com
9. http://www.thebloggess.com
10. http://www.lancemanion.com
11. http://quietcassandra.wordpress.com
12. http://freakyfolktales.wordpress.com
13. http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com
14. http://littlewritelies.com
15. your blog may make this list of favorites soon!

There’s a smattering of interests reflected here. I promise you’ll find something you’ll like! We should support and check out our fellow bloggers.