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Cigar Ash

Written for dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille Night – Ashes to Ashes (posted by SarahSouthwest) Our word tonight is “ash”. An ashtray full of stale cigar butts in Dad’s car. Soon as I climbed in, my complexion greened. Fresh cigar … Continue reading

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Occupational Dreams

Written for: Miz Quickly – Day 18 “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot Had I talent for singing, I would pursue that dream now– me and my rock’n roll band playing … Continue reading

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Surprise

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #356 Left of Center, Right “Write one. A left poem, a center or middle poem or a right poem. Left Out to Dry. Stuck in the middle. Right Kind of Wrong. You know where … Continue reading

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Teen vs. Parents

Written for: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #523 Words: drawing, space, time, beaches, mission, murder, boat, tight, speedy, air, found, weapon Do not make it your mission to spend all your time at the beach, dear. I understand how drawn you … Continue reading

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In The Neighborhood

Written for: Miz Quickly – Days 16 & 17 “Pay attention Really. Piece of cake. If you can get out where there are people, listen to them. Make a few notes, and use the experience as the basis of your … Continue reading

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Unorthodox Treatment

Written for: Sunday Muse #182 Now, now, do not be afraid. Even though you cannot see it, my hair is in a braid. Most of my face is gone, hence a cone. All the better to poke you with, along … Continue reading

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Who’s In Charge Here?

Written for: Miz Quickly – Day 15 A bird. One PARTICULAR bird It could be the woodpecker that works on your siding. Or Woody Woodpecker. A Harpy? A fictional budgie belonging to a fictional character (or real/real, real/fictional, fictional/real). First … Continue reading

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They Bring Us Joy

Written for: Miz Quickly – Day 14 “Today we do return to our five-line stanza. Maybe later a longer poem. Today: Some sort of plant (single or collective) OR animal OR a parent and child OR a pair of lovers—observed … Continue reading

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White Wednesday

Written for: Miz Quickly – Day 13 – Wednesday “Write about Wednesday. Or being wed. Or winning.” This poem is Wednesday, dressed in cotton white. Comes along mid- week; provides hope to those awaiting weekend. This poem is Wednesday, in … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Ring

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #91 – Personal Symbols (posted by Magaly) “I invite you to write poetry or prose inspired by a personal symbol, or a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a … Continue reading

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