Category Archives: serious stuff

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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inaugural

First fire, then calm hues. Look to the sunrise this day. Hope dawns for us all.

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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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Poetic Injustice

Justice is blind, though inherently judgmental. My verdict awaits. COVID culls with dispassion guilty and guileless alike. dVerse MTB: Jisei (Japanese Death Poems)

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Sweet Bella

Bella went to heaven today. Now her worry wrinkles will unfold. She will take well-earned peaceful naps and  wake the angels with her snoring. She will bow down and wiggle her butt in the universal “let’s play” gesture, And other … Continue reading

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Are You Registered to Vote?

Today is National Voter Registration Day in the US. Are you registered? To check your voter registration, go to https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote . There you can “learn if you’re eligible to vote, how to register, check, or change your information,” and find … Continue reading

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Weekend Wildcard (Flashback #4: Breaking the Barrier)

[Flashback #4 is my re-posting from a blog I wrote several years ago about my struggles with depression. My purpose in revisiting the “old” me is to remind myself and any others who care to read, to “claim the positive energy … Continue reading

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Meditation on Dispassion

Day 29 of NaPoWriMo. The prompt, edited for succinctness: For poet William Wordsworth, a poem was the calm after the storm – an opportunity to remember and summon up emotion, but at a time and place that allowed the poet … Continue reading

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Weekend Wildcard (Flashback #3: Doing it Anyway)

Flashback #3 in my re-posting from a blog I wrote several years ago about my struggles with depression. My purpose in revisiting the “old” me is to remind myself and any others who care to read, to: claim the positive … Continue reading

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