Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Float the Words


Float the Words

I write because I must.
I have to trust that
what I say will find
its way to those who
need it. I won’t
force feed it to
anyone, just
float the words
and see where
they dock.

Why do you write? Do you know of an instance when your words found someone who needed them?


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Natural Beauty


Natural Beauty

Light the night
with a moon so bright
that eyes rise
to take in the sight.

Watch the glow.
A natural show
seen for free
since time long ago.

The sun rests
but still gives its best.
Reflected
Present in recess

Who else took pictures of the moon last weekend?

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spills


Spills

A cup tips.
Liquid slides
on the table
in all directions
and begins to drop
to the floor.

Napkins are saturated
and notebooks are
painted with sepia streaks.

Hands work quickly to
sop up the beverage,
erase the evidence
of the miscue.

The cup is refilled.
The stains are permanent
even though 
they haven't dried.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dusk in the Sculpture Park


There are three sources of light in this photograph. The moon and the streetlight are the obvious ones. The Bloch building is illuminated after dark. This photograph was taken at dusk so only the moon is shining.


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Take Your Mark


Take Your Mark

Start another race
Set your own pace
Find your own space
Don’t focus on place
No matter what you face
finish with grace
then start another race

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

One Day Only


One Day Only

The bloom lasts
for one day.
Will it have
time in the sun
or weather
a storm?
Will it feel
 temperatures
that are balmy
 or blistering?
Will it hold bees
and butterflies or
face dogs and deer?
Will it catch 
the eye of passersby
or spend hours
in anonymity?
No matter
what awaits,
the bloom opens
and lasts for one day.

How often do you look at the flowers in your garden?

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