Category Archives: humanity

Spring Reveal

Whose legs these are I think I know; Encased in jeans all winter, though. Today I’ll shave, first time this year! The spring reveal: legs white as snow. Belatedly for dVerse MTB prompt: The Body and Poetry

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AtoZ: H ~ Family Get Togethers

high histrionics hard to handle holidays have a highball, hon H is for Holidays #AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Creating a theme for one’s blog challenge is optional. My theme for 2021: a three line alliteration each day (5-7-5, haiku-ish) … Continue reading

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Force of Nature

The self-proclaimed matriarch deigned to hold sway though the mothers before her had not yet passed away. A whitewater rapid propelled toward the sea, A true force of nature, one might (quietly) say. The matriarch’s offspring like eddies were spun. … Continue reading

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late harvest

Sunday school teacher white-haired and diminutive lessons lost on youth.

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Revolt – ing

Don’t turn your head and dab your eyes. Face square the scene, then raise your cries. Such treachery we must defy, prosecute and rectify. The People’s House they desecrate. Within its halls they defecate. Seditious cowards’ acts of hate true … Continue reading

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capitol

tear gas, shattered glass; bloodshed, no shred of honor. Winter in my soul.

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ruthless

Beware of snakes selling snake oil, especially if you frequent the same dens.

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Room to Think

“Welcome to my house!” The little boy pulls aside a low hanging branch and gestures into the shadow of an old growth cedar tree. “What a lovely home!” I look around the imaginary room: the evergreen walls, the mossy drapes, … Continue reading

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Day Six: Ekphrasis

Day Six of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt asks us to “write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.” I used a different painting, Franz Marc’s … Continue reading

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New Reality

Day Three of NaPoWriMo.* My offering: New Reality I despise the vile duplicity, the partisan stupidity, the rank and file idiocy that purports to be our polity. I’m aching for tranquility, serenity, simplicity, stability, integrity, sincerity, morality. I’ll cease my … Continue reading

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