Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Churning


Churning

The boats travel
down the river
everyday, an
action so routine
it goes unnoticed.
In their wake,
the water churns.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Petals


Petals

Did you see
which one
opened first?

Are they all
colored exactly
the same?

Aren't some shorter
and some wider?

How many points
does each have
on its end?

Can you guess
which one will be
the last to fall
to earth?

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sundown


Sundown

When sunset comes round,
the natural light turns itself down.
Bids us a colorful goodnight.
Glows like a dying ember
then is extinguished by
the limitations of our vision.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Escape


Escape

Find the stairway
that takes you
away.

The one that
spirals outside your
routine.

Lets you leave
the walls you built
behind.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Casting Stones


Casting Stones

When a stone
is thrown, it
hurts what it hits.

When a stone
is thrown, it
makes others defensive.

When a stone
is thrown, it
drives us farther apart.

When a stone
is thrown, it
creates consequences
but not solutions.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Skyline


Skyline

I float among the giants that
make up the outline of a city.
Take in their differences--
colors, components, configurations.
Observe how they fit in with each other.
Watch them disappear into a fog
or sparkle in the sunshine.
Sit in their shadows.
Study their reflections.
Embrace my new point of view.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Aftereffect


Aftereffect

The crowds gathered on the fourth
to see the fireworks display
in honor of  Independence Day.

Two nights later, the
booms were out of place.
Colors filled the sky but
made us wonder why.
What did we have left to celebrate?

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Stefani Deoul, Fay Jacobs, RJ Samuel and Jessica L. Webb

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Geometric Abstraction


Geometric Abstraction

The sun paints with light.
The buildings are its canvas.
The works shimmer to catch
your attention then change
before your eyes.

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Sandra Moran Radio Book Club-Bonus book club July 29 featuring
Stefani Deoul, Fay Jacobs, RJ Samuel and Jessica L. Webb

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I Left the Sun Behind


I Left the Sun Behind

I left the sun behind
to go into the clouds.

It was a bumpy ride,
murky on all sides.

The view before me blurred.
Still, I continued to rise.

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Sandra Moran Radio Book Club-Bonus book club July 29 featuring
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Foggy


Foggy

The morning fog
is stealth.
It slips in while
the sun is asleep
and burns off as
the light increases.

The afternoon fog
is brazen.
It inserts itself
into the middle
of the day.
Obscures the views
then ambles away.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Soldiers of the City


Soldiers of the City

We stand in formation,
shoulder to shoulder,
always at attention.

We have become
routine to those
who pass by us
day in and day out.

It is the visitors
who crane their
necks to take
in our full height.

They render salutes
worthy of our place
in the skyline.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Departed


The Departed

Do you miss me?
I've stayed close by.
Can you feel me?
I'm right by your side.

I'm going to take a break. The next post will be July 11.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Observation


Observation

Are you captured
by the deep green
or the lack of it.

Is this a
two-tone design
or a fortunate accident?

Do you see the
individual parts or
just lights and darks?

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Periodical Cicadas


Periodical Cicadas

Have you heard the buzz?
Seventeen years in the making.
The cicadas were underground
sipping the sap until they
got the cue to come out
and sing for us.

The prompt for this poem was bugs.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Surviving a Storm


Surviving a Storm

Rain hit the house,
thrown by the force
of the wind.

Whooossshhh!
The only time I'd
heard that sound
was when a
limb came down.

Not this time.
Only scattered debris
came off the trees.

But, in the garden,
two stalks of
a coneflower stretched
out on the ground.
A pink blossom was
spattered with mud.

The plant did not
seem to be broken.
Perhaps, it did
what it had to do
to survive.

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