Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cloud Cover


Cloud Cover

The cloud cover
is vast today.
Gray billows everywhere,
not a speck of blue.
The sun does not
play hide and seek.
It stays undercover.
The first blast of cold
air carries the fear
that the brightness
will never return.
I shudder to shake
off that feeling and
hold on to my belief
in the light.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving


Writing poetry and taking photographs has taught me to take the time to look around each day. I have seen many beautiful things that way, including some things in my own backyard.

Here's looking at you!


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Feel of Paper


The Feel of Paper

I want the feel of
paper as I turn the page.
Lift the corner, slide
my fingers across the
words and flip to
the other side.

Crack the spine
of the new and
smell the ink.
Coddle those whose
binding life has broken
and bear witness to their stains.

There is enough
plastic in my day.
I want the feel of
paper as I turn the page.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

We Never Know


We Never Know

The flower broke.
For days, it endured
the hot sun,
the whipping wind,
the beating rain.

Today, the flower broke.
The bloom bowed and
could no longer rise.

Who knows what made
 the difference from
 one day to the next?
We never know.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Force of the Wind



The Force of the Wind

The flag hangs
limply on the pole.
It gets a lift
from the light breeze
but quickly sags
back down.
The velocity is
not strong enough
to make the cloth
extend, flap and snap.

There have been
other times like this.
The flag has learned
to rise each day and
remain visible until
it catches the full
force of the wind
once again.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016