sewing discord

contrail in clouds

threading through the clouds
jets rip the sky asunder
contrails hide the tears

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On Time


Who invented time?

I mean, really…
before there were calendars and watches
and birthdays and scheduling apps and
• b
• u
• l
• l
• e
• t


who decided we need to slice and dice our days and
months and years into the confines of linear numbers?

The planets and suns and moons
run circles around one another on a fairly regular basis.
They do not, however, march on like time.

Circles, cycles, ellipses, eclipses…
It is humans, not nature, who love to be linear.
We wait in lines to catch the bus, because buses must run on time.
We meet deadlines to stay timely,
read headlines to keep up with the times,
string power lines to serve the demands of modern times,
post bylines, because it’s about time we got credit for our work.

There’s no time like the present.
Time is on our side.
Time stands still for no one.

What would happen if we all became timeless?
I guess only time would tell.

dVerse Poetics: Time and What If? 

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winter solstice wish:
may lessons learned in years past
guide the year to come

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A Toast to Childhood

“Cheers, everyone!”
Glasses raise in salute.
“Clink glasses!” a child calls.

Same granddaughter who clapped and “yay”ed
following a somber hymn at my dad’s funeral.
That’s how her performances are received.

I smile and bend down
toward her happy face.
“Cheers, little one.”


dVerse Quadrille #70: Poems of Good Cheer

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love sinks — magnetic poetry

magnet 2

Brilliant stars kiss the sky.

Fevered ocean steams.

I picture amore’s caramel eyes,

and listen for secret embrace.

Cheating dog, so long.

Velvet smoke almost gone.

Somber, I will heal, then fly.

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Wordless Wednesday 11.28.18


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cold

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world afire

Had we only raked the forest floors
we could have stopped the fires.
If we built a higher wall,
tear gas wouldn’t cross the border.
There is no global warming;
can’t you feel the cold rain
falling on the fallen?

Anger rakes across my senses,
fire ravages my gut.
Walls can’t contain the pain
or hold back the tears.
The earth burns with desperation
as hearts grow ever colder.
And all the while, it is snowing in Russia.


dverse Poetics: fire up that creativity

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