fire

any birds in the woods
brief snatches of song cut short
each moment more dire

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haiku

suddenly color
emerges as the clouds part
permission to paint

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haiku

the rhythm of storms
cotton clouds turn grey then black
i doze in a bar

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haiku

dry creek in this drought
thirst drives wildlife to my pond
i watch as they drink

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haiku

first light in pink sky
swollen sun casts gray shadows
my dreams fall away

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Bi-centennial News of 1820

Challenge: Joseph Smith Jr. was challenged by a vision in Palmyra, New York, which began the Mormon Church.
Fun: Maine, where folks from Massachusetts went on vacation, became a state.

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poem

he needled me because
i like them harmony grits
but they’re good
take that to the bank

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poem

i have a phobia
don’t like laughing or crying
crying is easy to avoid
i stay away from children
laughing is tougher
so much of it around
mostly ironic, or nervous

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poem

path to survival exists
but in all honesty
chances of success are remote

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