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Blue B’s

Beautiful blooming bluefields bounce, bob, bow. Balmy breezes brush by, blowing… bending. Blue blossoms balance atop tall, slender green stalks. Buzzing, boisterous bees; bumbling busy bugs bombard bevies of burgeoning blue bouquets. Bad-ass bayoneted bottoms belie beneficial blending of pollen … Continue reading

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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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spring reckoning

Planted last winter, I watched for your blush of life. You remained dormant, or dead – Now I’m left to choose: wait and hope, or dig you out. dVerse Meet the Bar challenge: 5-line Japanese Poetic Forms. My first attempt … Continue reading

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Found!

The poetry challenge today on the dVerse site is to write a “found” poem using the words on book spines. Bjorn asks us to: Go through your collection on books, and note the titles. Sort them so the titles form … Continue reading

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Please Fasten Your Seat Belts

Today it is cold, wet and windy outside. From my living room, I watch jets coming in low as they approach PDX three miles to the south of my home. Usually they are high up and flying due south when … Continue reading

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Corvid

You perch in silhouette on overhead power lines, a black bird cutout from the gray-mottled clouds. I’ve read that you recognize faces, and can distinguish the friendly from the ill-willed. I’ve read that you can even pass that specific discernment … Continue reading

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Kept Woman

I was a kept woman: kept from wanting, kept from having; kept at home, kept at arm’s length; kept alive, kept from living. I kept my head down, kept my opinions to myself. I couldn’t keep up. I gave up. … Continue reading

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Fifth Annual Festival Fail

I was set; had the flyer marked, which events and where, all within walking distance once parked. I’d set my alarm, then canceled one minute early, overwhelmed by baseless fears I thought I’d set aside. Setting my sights on next … Continue reading

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vortex

You are the funnel circling the bathtub drain. You gurgle incomprehensible complaints and accusations. You suck vacuously at lavender scented air, all the while choking back the bile of sewer sludge that tickles your throat. Your vortex pulls in stinky … Continue reading

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Ink Bats

He is old, balding and bespectacled. A Freudian slip of a man in a sweater vest sitting across from me. “I’m going to show you some white cards with black ink blots,” he says, “and I want you to tell … Continue reading

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