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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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“brick-by-brick”

Written for:  The Twiglets #101 – “brick-by-brick” She shrunk her world brick-by-brick Only with bricks would the house be secure for the third little pig He was obsessed with building a wall sent in troops while it grew ever tall … Continue reading

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“broke the rules”

Written for:  The Twiglets  #100 – “broke the rules” Rules of the Company broke him personal decision: you find a rule absurd do you break it? My rule is tolerance, compassion, aid. I hope never to break it. A stranger … Continue reading

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weather thoughts

Written for:  The Twiglets #99 – “it’s weather” It’s the weather outside that is bone-deep chilling. Here in my arms a flame awaits. Weather-beaten by gusts of wind, and sharp needles of rain, the umbrella took off in all directions. … Continue reading

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Criticize

Written for:  The Twiglets #98 – “to criticize” How can I criticize you, let me count the ways. Wait! My litany just grew, and you simply don’t have enough days.   How long does it take to grow a hide … Continue reading

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Rises and Falls

Written for:  The Twiglets #97 – “rise and fall” rose up too quickly down-quilted in a deep sleep fell off bed   Look at that soufflé rise! Watch that soufflé f                     … Continue reading

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white teeth

Written for:  The Twiglets #96 – “white as teeth” White as your teeth are now, they still should not glow in the dark. Ya say ya want yer teeth white as those pearlies of famous actors. Well, step right up, … Continue reading

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“a kind of madness”

Written for:  The Twiglets #95 – “a kind of madness” She took a risk out of character for her, and it turned out to be a fine kind of madness.   Storm raged outside his rattling windows. Rivers ran in diverse … Continue reading

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stone steps

Written for:  The Twiglets #94 – “stone steps” down to the crypt on steps of stone   Will you be my stepping stone? I will buy you an ice cream cone.   Steps in disarray leaning this way and that … Continue reading

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