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“bleak as gravel”

Written for: The Twiglets #223 – “bleak as gravel” Her outlook on life was bleak as the color of gravel. Winter’s blustery bleakness blows through trees, displacing gravel. gray-speckled gravel she sifts it through her fingers bits of her life … Continue reading

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“mouthful of gum”

Written for: The Twiglets #222 – “mouthful of gum” Although she had lost all her teeth she still had a mouthful of gum. My best friend drove my father crazy with sounds of popping gum and blowing bubbles whenever she … Continue reading

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“it’s not you”

Written for: The Twiglets #221 – “it’s not you” Spotted a dark-haired man, tall with a familiar gait– but it wasn’t you. It’s not you nor is it me we just were never meant to be. mourns over loss of … Continue reading

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Meet Bill

Written for: PAD April 2021 Challenge – Day 1 “Write an introduction poem” Here is an introduction to Bill He is better than taking a pill. A comedian, laughter his medium except when vulgarity kills the thrill https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2021-april-pad-challenge-day-1

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“happier than her”

Written for: The Twiglets #220 – “happier than her” My dogs are happier than her dogs– they get to take walks. Her positive attitude accounts for her being happier than her negative brother. child sees happy frog he frolics on … Continue reading

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“background magic”

Written for: The Twiglets #129 – “background magic” In dazzling, whirling colors, the background burst with magic. He pulls your focus toward the background so that you never notice the magic being performed in the foreground. she sits with back … Continue reading

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“no wind blowing”

Written for: The Twiglets #218 – “no wind blowing” In the eerie stillness not even the wind was blowing. We could not find the answer. There was no wind blowing in which to look. disappointed children head home with new … Continue reading

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“all that waste”

Written for: The Twiglets #217 – “all that waste” All that you consider waste could feed a starving family of eight. The Mob boss said, ‘waste ’em.’ All that work for the cleanup guy. she cried beside the poor dying … Continue reading

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“strong arm water”

Written for: The Twiglets #216 “strong arm water” Jack and Jill lacked the strength to carry a pail of water without spilling it. a strong arm of water formed a tidal pool around the rock’s bottom. dips arms in water … Continue reading

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“heaven’s cliché”

Written for: The Twiglets #215 – “heaven’s cliché” Heavens to Betsy! The righteous go to heaven. Betsy is righteous; Betsy goes to heaven. rain fell in silver needles when the heavens opened. blackberry juice runs down her chin–sweet purple a … Continue reading

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