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I’ve Had The Time of my Lives

Written for:  Miz Quickly – November Nudge #14 As a kitten I was smitten with a simple ball of yarn. Now that I am older, I look back at my previous eight lives in wonder at my many adventures. I … Continue reading

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How To Treat Old Age

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Ode to Age You may write about youth, old age or even about a distinct period of history or literature. “Why so scrawny, cat? Starving for fat fish or mice…. Or backyard love?” — Basho … Continue reading

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autumn evening

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1541 – Evening (modern kigo) Back to our Autumn month “the leaves are falling” … Today I have chosen two nice haiku by Jane Reichhold taken from her “A Dictionary of Haiku” section Autumn, subsection Celestial. … Continue reading

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Loud Annoyances

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 14 Two-for-Tuesday .Write a quiet poem.  Or . . . .Write a loud poem A man who was trying to sleep was bothered by sounds of Beep! Beep! A … Continue reading

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“they won’t know”

Written for:  The Twiglets #102 – “they won’t know” Rotary phone you have to dial, record player, vinyl albums in piles, typewriter, onion skin paper you rolled in, hanging laundry in fresh air– they won’t know; they won’t care. Without … Continue reading

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smart

Written for:  Haiku Horizons – “smart” sting of bee she stuck her hand in nest it smarts; she is not https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/

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Lost Family

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 12 “For today’s prompt, write a disaster poem. Disasters can be epic and involve earthquakes, fires, and violence. But disasters can also be epic and involve spilling red wine … Continue reading

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The Determined Dachshund

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  Fussy Little Forms – “Cherita” (posted by Marian) Cherita builds on haiku and tanka, and was inspired by the six-word story, which was inspired by Hemingway, so hey, there is a rich history … Continue reading

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Protection

Written for:  Sunday Muse #29 They thought if every part of their bodies were thickly inked, new fires in this alien world would not be able to penetrate thin skins. They thought this might be a world in which they … Continue reading

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Eyes Ahead

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #221 – “And I Quote” – Installment #3 Words to live by:  As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by … Continue reading

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