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“the weight of water”

Written for: The Twiglets #309 – the weight of water You cannot measure the weight of my tears. Floating in the pool, weightless she watches stillness of blue-black glass curtain of lake water A man lifting weights at poolside showed … Continue reading

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haiku of hurt

Written for: Poetic Asides #639 “Write a forgetful poem.” forget what I just said hurtful words echo in air always remembered https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/wednesday-poetry-prompts-639

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“returned home”

Written for: The Twiglets #308 – returned home When she returned, she found her home transformed into a gingerbread house. He was stranded in a parking lot. His car left earlier. her eyes fill with tears the lake was still … Continue reading

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Written for: Poetic Asides #635 “Write a winter poem.” lingering light gone in a blink before darkness winter solstice https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/wednesday-poetry-prompts-635

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Written for: Poetic Asides #624 “Write a bank poem.” white majestic gleam glows in light of full moon untouched snow bank https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/wednesday-poetry-prompts-634

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Written for: PoeticBloomings2 “IT’S ABOUT TIME. It’s always about time. Dinnertime, Wintertime, Somewhere in Time, making up for lost time. As the year begins its runoff to January, we’re writing about some kind of time that we celebrate. Give us … Continue reading

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“lizard eyes”

Written for: The Twiglets #307 – lizard eyes Wearing a polyester emerald green suit, and pointy shoes, the lounge lizard’s eyes narrow, as he catches sight of a woman smiling from the audience. After an accident, the lizard had to … Continue reading

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“a spatter of ink”

Written for: The Twiglets #306 – a spatter of ink Mom wrote her checks with a fountain pen gifted to her. I was fascinated by how the pen wrote. Sometimes I witnessed a spatter of ink, a muttered curse. I … Continue reading

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“screened-in porch”

Written for: The Twiglets #305 Lanais are screened-in, porches are up front for people-watching. She regretted having the screens cleaned, when the uninformed dog pushed through them. she hands him lemonade he hears the ice cubes tinkling in shade of … Continue reading

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“pigeon grey light”

Written for: The Twiglets #304 – pigeon grey light city pigeons under gray light flutter their wings feeling invisible. I cannot even watch clay, grey fake pigeons being shot at for target practice. deeply grey light skin is damp as … Continue reading

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