indoors and outdoors

there are no indoors in the outdoors
except those we build
caves and hollow logs and beaver lodges don’t count
foxes and badgers don’t go indoors

when it rains humans go indoors
other animals shelter in dens or
under bushes

unlike indoors where plastic
is found on shelves and tables
in the great outdoors plastic
is found on the gound and in the water

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poem

walking down the path
toward me
remote look on her face
should i expect honesty
or a lie

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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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