Debra A. Copeland

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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019 - 01/2020

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This blog is dedicated to The 1619 Project. 


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EPISTLE TO JERRY FALWELL: A WINTER HYMN - 01/2016

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A slightly operatic rumination expressed in six acts.

 


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NOVEMBER AT THE POND - 11/2013

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The fish have gone to sleep.


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OCTOBER AT THE POND - 10/2013

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Since September, the fishes’ numbers have exploded. I throw out a quart of pellets and the water churns with writhing, shoving, pushing bodies vying for food. Scouts in the nether regions sense the activity. Lines move in from the east, north, and south. The pellets are usually gone by the time these latecomers arrive; they troll for crumbs. When even the crumbs are gone, the water calms. The fish swim in languid circles.


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KILLING ANTS - 09/2013

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September is my favorite month. I've been listening to Billie Holliday, humming and singing along to Easy Living and Tain't Nobody's Bizness and God Bless the Child while cooking apples in the kitchen. The pleasure of sniffing cool, apple-crisp air while watching the hills slip into something a little more colorful is tempered, though...

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