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Pink Snow

#SOL19 Tuesdays.
Sometimes the petals float down in a soft shower, drifting on a spring breeze. It is such a lovely sight.

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Sparks

#PoetryFriday
Under the falling darkness
as day fades and night engulfs
I think of light and warmth.
The campfire pulls me in . . .

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Madness in March

#SOLC19 No. 31.
As she blended a smoothie, Grandma
cautioned “Pays to pay attention,
or caged birds eatin’
seeds is what you’uns’ll be.”

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Indifference

#SOLC19 No. 29 and #PoetryFriday
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” -Elie Wiesel

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The Bike Ride

#SOLC19 No. 28
I was sitting tall on my bike trying to catch the full effect of the air moving over my body, hoping it would offer some relief to the heat. I rode deliberately under the low branches of oaks, mulberries, and pecans that lined our streets.

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The Old Pear Tree

#SOLC19 No. 27
During the last days of summer, the days that are dry and hot without a breath of a breeze, a sweet fruity aroma hovers over our yard. It is the smell of autumn. Of pears ripening.

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Winter Trees

#SOLC19 No. 26
She waltzed by me, stopped, and asked what I was reading. I said, “Poetry. I will read you a poem.”

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The Gypsy

#SOLC19 No. 24
It was late afternoon, and the sun was casting long shadows on the road where Amelia and a group of village children walked. Just at the edge of the village they came to a bridge that crossed a small stream with wide, flat banks.

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If you can …

#SOLC19 No. 22 with #PoetryFriday.
“If you can dream and not make dreams your master; / If you can think and not make thoughts your aim; . . .”

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Our Day Begins

#SOLC19 No. 21
Our day begins before the sun has risen, while darkness still blankets earth and our city slumbers, . . .

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Sticky Buns

#SOLC19 No. 20
The hyphenated nouns are kennings, forming metaphors — a perfect element for poetry.

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‘Possums

#SOLC19 No. 19
I’ve heard it said that to be healthy, we should have at least one roll-on-the-floor laugh each day.

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A March Day

#SOLC19 No. 17
. . . hopping about in great joy,
kissing the ground
over and over with
their beaks, . . .

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Nicely Dressed

#SOLC19 No. 16.
She leans in a bit and in a soft southern voice says, ā€œIā€™m looking for a nicely dressed man.ā€

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