Wednesday, July 06, 2011

bursts, the smell of gunpowder,
the rockets' wiggly
red glare
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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

sometimes, when life
doesn't go quite the way
you had planned,
the unexpected can yield
exciting results

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Fantastic fourth,
full of sizzling
the air crackling
with electricity
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Friday, July 01, 2011

Well don't look at me
like I got you in this predicament,
you managed to get your
head through that fence

And it's up to you
to get it out

because I'm laughing
too hard
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

if I had a green thumb
this is what I might do
with it

but none of my thumbs,
and I have a lot of them,
are green

still, I won't
stop trying
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

still seeking that pocket
between ordinary
and bizarre
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ordinary day
but hot and humid
ordinary neighborhood
but so still and quiet

then from among
the rows of toyotas
and neatly trimmed
sidewalks I catch

sight of

and my jaw drops
in wonder
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Under a mango sunset
I counted shooting stars
and you howled at the moon

Hydration provided by Cruzan

Such a long, long
time ago.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

sometimes when the tears
get old
you've just got to laugh
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Friday, June 10, 2011

did you ever have
one of those days
when just about every
single thing felt wrong/
off/out of sorts?

trying to put my
finger on it
but even my finger
doesn't seem right
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Thursday, June 09, 2011

It's not summer yet
but already I'm wishing
for chattering teeth
hot chocolate
and frost on the leaves

Dear Lord,
thank you for shade
air conditioning
and smoothies
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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

neon moss roses,
against a backdrop of backyard trees
attract me and the butterflies
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Monday, June 06, 2011

What a difference 5 days makes! And then *poof* our baby was gone.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The miracle of life!
May it continue
without interruption
by the next door
neighbor cat.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

under a denim sky,
heavy with fragrance,
soak up the mist
like fluffy
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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

stars plummetted from heaven,
coming to rest at the foot
of an unsuspecting mailbox
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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

hiding in the shadows,
brick can't conceal
the beautiful scent of these iris
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Monday, May 02, 2011

peony powderpuff
hides ant family
amid bountiful petals
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Dresses for Haiti
project I worked on,
somehow my focus shifted
and the dozen ended
up being dresses for

Not much, really,
in the face of such devastation,
but it's what I do
and maybe there are
little girls in Alabama
who will know
that someone cares?
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I still play dress up,
but now I use fresh
camellias from Mom's
garden. Doesn't this make
my tennies snazzy?!!
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Sunday, April 24, 2011


Really? Who came up
with this name and how
can we get it changed?
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Friday, April 22, 2011

strings of pearls
pale by comparison
to strings of bleeding hearts
loaded onto bowing branches
sprinkled with morning's dew
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Saturday, April 09, 2011

inspired by what I see out windows,
what I put together mimics
mere colors and general appearances

but what the Creator
has done
humbles me
to the core
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

the gift of being alive:
isn't it grand?
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Sunday, April 03, 2011

Whenever I close my eyes
all I see is red and white,
glowing embers that
warm my soul,
coaxing me to move
from human being to human doing
But for right now,
I just want to bask in the memory
and I'm pretty sure that's o.k.
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Monday, March 28, 2011

God must smile
when He makes
pussy willows
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