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Squirrels have Personalities

Squirrels have Personalities I’ve got no beef with the quiet oneswho go about their squirrely business,turning over brittle brown leavesin search of fatty seeds and nuts. It’s the ruffians and scapegracesin the yard, taunting my cat, Moriarty,with their harsh chitters … Continue reading

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Adaptation

A mated pair of White Ibisstride across the Sonic parking lotadapting to the asphalt covered marshfrench fries— their crayfish

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On the Gulf Coast

The pelican folds herself into a harpoonto impale the water and erupt from the waveswith a quivering gular pouch

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Pink Confetti

Pink Confetti from the eastern redbudlitters the parking lotwhere I walk a tightropeof concrete wheel stopslike the boy I was long agoconfident as a balanced eggthat the tilt of the earthwon’t pull me askewthis first day of spring Happy March … Continue reading

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Kudzu published at Whispers and Echoes

I’m proud to announce that my poem Kudzu was just published at Whispers and Echoes. I’ve been following W&E for a while now because they post excellent short poetry and I’m honored to have been included. All my gratitude to … Continue reading

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The Tricky Chickadee

The Tricky Chickadee He sneaks into my yardall sharp and tenacious,wearing a face maskas we all do these days. He rushes a sunflower,steals savory seedsright from its heartthen makes a frantic getaway. From the safety of his ganghigh in the … Continue reading

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Gentle is not Weak

For today’s prompt, write a nature poem. -and- For today’s prompt let’s write a gentle poem. Gentle is not Weak How gentle the grass grows, slow yet strong— muscling through pavement cracks to strain for the sun. The loudest silence … Continue reading

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Oh no, not again

Twenty-nine down, one to go. I’m exhausted. Does it show? For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Again,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem. … Continue reading

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All Natural

From the Poetic Asides blog: For today’s prompt, write a nature poem. For many poets, the first thing that may pop to mind includes birds, trees, waterfalls, rivers, and such. But there’s also human nature, nature vs. nurture, and other … Continue reading

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