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Our World

Written for: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle Extra Words: control, lift, shooter, face, school, date, attack see, screen suck, second, worry For a second I was able to see the shooter’s face–a vacant screen, a blank slate. His movements were jerky, … Continue reading

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Impossible

Written for: Miz Quickly – Day 22 – Impossible How can it be true? Both parents gone, when I thought they would live forever. https://imprompt.wordpress.com/2021/11/22/qnv-22/

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Love Behind The Armor

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #55 – “What You Resist You Become” “Write about turning into one of your parents or about resisting such a fate.” (posted by Rosemary) Mom was intelligent, attractive, and funny. Yet, to … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Parents Passed

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Writers’ Pantry #44: Of Death and Ghosts in Books I have yet to be visited by Mom’s other-worldly presence. Dad has dropped in, silent, hint of a smile. He does not speak, but I … Continue reading

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Building Blocks

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #34: Foundation (posted by Rommy) “Today I am asking you to consider the word foundation and use that to build up your words.” One of my fondest memories is the sight of … Continue reading

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Ghost Town

For:  Poets and Storytellers United – Writers’ Pantry #18 – “Indulgences” (posted by Rommy) World is in a vise, gripped by a spaceship filled with a newly- discovered  virus. It has become the Black Plague  of our 21st century. Little … Continue reading

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Just People

Written for:  Poetic Asides #499 – Write a parent poem. We thought they knew everything, that they were perfect. Deflecting from our in-the-line always coloring of our parents, was the sight of Mom crying. Out of bounds. Foul ball. I … Continue reading

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Thought of My Parents (no doubt)

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 10 Write a teenage poem. They insist that you are their Enemy, opposing every word you utter, Except when they need money. Funny how angry voices Negotiate in softer, … Continue reading

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One Halloween

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle  #375 Words:  eggs, sing, corn, breeze, movies, misty, child, find, spray, attentive, drive, runny Indian corn centers the crimson front door. Autumn breeze sways husks on bottom. Mild mist sprays sidewalks, pasting leaves into … Continue reading

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Writing, Thinking

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-challenge Fussy Little Forms – Palindrome   (posted b Marian) “We all know that a palindrome is a word or phrase that is the same when read forward or backward. Like WOW … Continue reading

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