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KAREN R. SPRINGER : Passage
KAREN R. SPRINGER : A Lifetime

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KAREN R. SPRINGER
Passage

A small parade Of sweetly potent decades: Seven, eight, nine little dramas Of triumphs and tears; Our history holographed Hieroglyphed Upon the infinite mind Of the god within us. Once raucous rivulets of youth Now gently flowing Into an endless ocean of truth Our memories Overcome by breaking waves Then resurfacing to shape What we have become. We live the lives That mold our souls By those who love us And touching them in return; If only in the sanguine sojourn Years Mere flotsam So it is Touched Of retrospect.


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KAREN R. SPRINGER
A Lifetime

Years Flowing as the tide Comes and goes Washing over Blank pallets Of ghostly beaches Leaving tokens Of their presence In shells of remembrance; Dry brittle starfish Baked in high noon’s Oven of wrong place And poor timing Broken bits of conches, Desperate mollusks Recalcitrantly clinging To tenuous anchors of seaweed. We are these bits and pieces; Flotsam of the storm tossed sea.

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KAREN R. SPRINGER
“I’m just a simple good ol’ girl Who drinks her coffee black. Sips scotch as strong as iodine And drives a Cadillac.”


Through the years, KAREN R. SPRINGER has spun her unofficial autobiography through writing poetry and some music, singing; as well as playing a little guitar and piano. ‘Doc’ Springer’s (nicknamed by her colleagues) poetry speaks of her ongoing ambitions, family, loves (current and otherwise), strong feeling for nature, and healthy yet tempered ambivalence toward life and society in general. Like her life, it is an ongoing, dynamic saga.


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