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Snapshot in time, middle of October, 2008 & 2017

Snapshot in time, middle of October, 2008 & 2017 I chose the date strategically. Because who doesn’t want to get married surrounded by the vibrant colors of fall? Reds, oranges, yellows, browns, with a hint of green still hanging on. … Continue reading

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[POEM] Would I still turn right, knowing that you turned left?

Would I still turn right, knowing that you turned left?  to guess takes too much out of me so I just go without expectation  on the ridge there was wind pushing fog  in the valley there was damp stillness up … Continue reading

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[QUOTE] as for me…

  I love to sail forbidden seas…

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[POEM] unbroken

unbroken I want to be malleable bend against obstacles stretch to reach just what is out of not quite so resistant to change or forces beyond my control but elasticity was never a characteristic like patience for anything other than calm … Continue reading

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[POEM] the circle game

Inspired by the WordPress daily prompt: Circle  

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[POEM] the last time we had rain 

the last time we had rain  I can’t remember the last time we had rain I said tonight as the first drops fell from the sky and the wind whipped through the foyer in the kitchen, he made a pizza … Continue reading

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[POEM] the reluctance of the forest

the reluctance of the forest On the car ride to school she asked if today was Fall. I thought about this. Was it? Yes, today is the first day of fall, I told her. It’s finally arrived. But in the … Continue reading

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[POEM] the day of the spiderwebs

the day of the spiderwebs this day was the day of spiderwebs so many of them illuminated by sunlight glistening from early morning dew hanging from tree branches draped across bushes no phone camera could capture the magic between each string … Continue reading

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