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“swamp gas”

Written for:  The Twiglets #159 – “swamp gas” Ah, The Northern lights neon gold, green, and purple Oh, it’s just swamp grass He suffers from swamp grass fever, often turning emerald green. She stumbled into a swamp. The resultant redolent … Continue reading

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“cornflakes”

Written for:  The Twiglets #158 – “cornflakes” When you stay at a hotel you can always rely on seeing those miniature boxes of cornflakes at the breakfast bar. Wow, that guy is flaky! Nah, he’s just corny. field of golden … Continue reading

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“stop sign”

Written for:  The Twiglets #157 – “stop sign” STOP! Sign my petition. Bright red stop signs never stop drunken drivers. walks along cement street stops in her tracks in front of tree cardinal on branch On a date one night … Continue reading

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“tails like banners”

Written for:  The Twiglets #156 – “tails like banners” The skunk’s tail swished like a banner of odor.   Banners hung from walls of Town Hall rally, like yellow tails of New Year’s Eve noisemakers.   fanned out like banners … Continue reading

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“dinner plate”

Written for:  The Twiglets #155 – “dinner plate” The cat would only eat from a dinner plate. She fixed her plate making sure none of the food touched. white sturdy stock carried swiftly on trays plates in a diner A … Continue reading

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“innocent as air”

Written for:  The Twiglets #154 – “innocent as air” The air touches everyone, even those who are not innocent. innocent as air opinions and judgements unformed a newborn baby Do not blame unhealthy conditions on the air, for we have … Continue reading

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“syrup sky”

Written for:  The Twiglets #153 – “syrup sky” Sun burst through afternoon clouds. Sky looked like warm honey. What if the sky dripped maple syrup raindrops? a tap in the tree scent that wafts up to the sky maple syrup … Continue reading

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“pale distance”

Written for:  The Twiglets #152 – “pale distance” In pale distance/outline of horse is befogged/in the early dawn. smoke pales in distance houses and mountains visible wild fires abate There was a young lady from Memphis whose voice, she thought, … Continue reading

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No Reflection, No Detection

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 9 “Write a reflection poem.  The poem could be about a physical reflection (or lack of reflection, if you’re writing about vampires or ghosts). Or it could be about … Continue reading

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“block of text”

Written for:  The Twiglets #151 – “block of text” I walked around the block and was assaulted by a wall of trite text. You are blocked from ever using that text. block of printed text left out on a stormy … Continue reading

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