Monthly Archives: May 2020

Featuring Cat

Cats feature large in my world. Just when I think I am writing a poem about death A cat appears in the second paragraph When I am drawing a portrait of my husband He sprouts whiskers and pointy ears. At … Continue reading

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Secrets

It’s infuriating When someone has a secret And is all hush hush about it Winking and hinting about its power To disorient The more it’s a secret The more I want to know Tease it out Ask twenty questions Bribe … Continue reading

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Married World

I am married to a man So disconnected that when I ask him if he likes BeyoncĂ© He says who? Never mind I respond Not important. He tells me about router bits and The presidency of John Adams He shoots … Continue reading

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In the Garden

That afternoon was Sunny and a little bit warm. I was dawdling and doddering looking at green things Pulling up weeds Teasing the soil Like I said, just passing the time When I saw something move between the stones A … Continue reading

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Restaurant Order

Bring me Just desserts please. I will Skip the main course And concentrate on ice cream With high butter satisfaction Mixed with sweet gleanings all Piled high atop one Crusty maple apple panacea drunk With whipped custard and Scented vanilla. … Continue reading

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Home on the Orange

On the rocky hillside next to my house are Orange wildflowers. In my official Guide A volume over 300 pages long Sectioned by color Only four pages are devoted to orange blossoms. Mine are identified as Siberian Wallflowers Which are … Continue reading

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Sad Story

Okay, this is a story It just trails off at the end Without any great denouement No glorious coda Just a slump backwards and a sigh A woman alone with her dimming fantasies. It all started One hundred plus years … Continue reading

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