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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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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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Spring Harvest

As my native habitat garden takes shape, I’ve been drawn to it almost daily. In the wet fall I checked for problematic standing water at the base of the young crabapple tree and marveled at the resilience of rain-battered kinnikinnick. … Continue reading

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The Afterbeat Waltz

[to the Tune of the Tennessee Waltz (two-three) (one-two and-a)] When I was Seventeen High school band Agony Playing the French horn, you See (two-three), (one-two) while the Rest of the Instruments Soared with the Melody I got the Slow … Continue reading

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I Recant

Today’s poetry challenge at dVerse is to write a palinode. As host Grace explains: A palinode or palinody is an ode or song that retracts or recants a view or sentiment to what the poet wrote in a previous poem… … Continue reading

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Newborn

You slip into the crook of my arm as I recline on the sofa, your diapered bottom cradled like a football. I can feel your body beneath my hand rise and fall with your breathing. You – most likely – … Continue reading

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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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