Category Archives: poetry

Life Choices

Careening go I to the depths of my soul To deliberate questions upon me bestowed. Ponderous options, I’m bowed with the weight. Considerations not dared left to fate. The myriad choices, I – “Ma’am? Your decision?” “Chocolate. No. Vanilla. No. … Continue reading

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Sticks and Crones

“You’re such a witch!” As if that’s a bad thing? I stifle a laugh, plot with which potion your coffee to taint. Insult me at will, I’ve been called much worse. My cauldron erupts effervescently. “You’re such a witch!” I … Continue reading

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Sum(mit) of All Fears

Pulling my truck to the side of the road, I double check my navigation app. Did it really mean for me to leave the highway and head up this steep and narrow hairpin road, where trees are flocked by snow … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

I open my stats page, already knowing I’ll see lots of blank spots on the calendar that indicates whether I’ve posted to my blog on any given day. It’s been a dry summer, weatherwise and creative writing-wise. Now the autumn … Continue reading

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storm

Low clouds loom, dooming twilight into gloom, dusk into the blackness of a hidden-moon nocturnal tomb. Garish winds grow more incessant, effervescent, iridescent; raging, though irrelevant as I insist on lingering, beneath the skies that ravage me; notwithstanding tendencies to … Continue reading

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spitting on the fire

With July’s record-breaking high temperatures here, it’s been frustrating and – truth be told – rather depressing to watch flowers in my native plant garden wilt before reaching full bloom and then turn end-of-summer brown without setting seeds. What happens, … Continue reading

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Last Pic of June, ’21 (and May)

For Bushboy’s Last on the Card challenge. “The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th June. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

The first day of summer dawns hot and dry; not like it used to here in the moderate Pacific Northwest of my youth. The air outside is stifling, so I stay indoors listening to the hum of the fan and … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows

Smudging windows with your nose, Marring floors with dirty toes, Shedding on the furniture, Crud you’ve rolled in cakes your fur. Snoring, scratching, snorts and whines, Odors one cannot define, So many things best left unsaid, For now, it’s late. … Continue reading

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Brainstorming in a Vacuum

“I wonder if I – “ “It wouldn’t work.” “But what if – “ “You can’t. No training; no expertise.” “But – “ “Can’t afford it.”  “I’m curious,” I say. “Do you even know what we’re talking about?” He glances … Continue reading

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