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Lost Again

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 29 “For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Again,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your … Continue reading

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Homebound

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #16 Hands tighten on the wheel as I drive these hilly roads leading into town. Sun still lights up mountains. You can see them from any point. There, too, those few scraggly trees that never … Continue reading

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Low Priced House

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 20 Take a line from an earlier poem to begin your poem for today. Did someone die in there? Please tell me. It’s not like I believe in ghosts. What … Continue reading

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Partly Cloudy With Hope

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Take The Weather With You (posted by Paul John Dear) “There’s all kinds of weather ahead. Maybe snow, rain, hail, sleet…maybe a bright bright sun-shiny day…but whatever the weather we poets can … Continue reading

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Day Light

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft   (Posted by Frank) – The topic today is sleep. “Sleep can suggest many things: rest, dreams, nightmares, or even death. Some people view sleep as a waste of time. Some … Continue reading

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Lottery Woes

Written for:  Poetic Asides #405  Write a money poem. How unnerved I would be to win a lottery. Instead of feeling free– responsibility. One issue would be fairness, absolute awareness of who should have a share of these winnings I … Continue reading

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Breakdown

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #301 Words:  season, seep, limb, crack, crimped, blues, breathe, cold, snapped, overlapping, stones, grass There’s a crimp in my life. I’m cracking, nerves snapping, cannot breathe. Anxiety seeps into my bones. I want to … Continue reading

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Free Floating

Free            f  l  o  a  t  i  n  g ANXIETY does not float. It POUNDS in your ears d r 0 w n i n g y o u in sweat.

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If I Can’t Have Wings . . .

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Aviation Write from the point of view of someone looking out the window of a flying machine. “Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” ~ Henry David Thoreau … Continue reading

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Taking aTrip

Written for:  Poetics Aside #303 Write a preparation poem. Two days prior, I pack clothes, day before– vitamins are duly counted out and set in carry-on bag. Travel size shampoo and conditioner are packed along with hand cream, one lipstick, … Continue reading

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