Pick-me-ups!

Freshly picked wishesa bundle of encouragement –immunity boost! (For Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.)

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In the Aftermath

All the fading bitsdetract – I am still alivepassion asserting. (A quick check in. I am recovering well; still needing lots of rest. Thanks for all the good wishes. Image from my collection.)

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Brown-eyed

Brown eyes unblinkingbat golden lashes skyward –celestial flirt (For Cee’s Flower of the Day.)

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Our August

Augustine was the name chosenshould this new arrival be a girlbut as her mother labouredshe knew, with certaintythere would be no “ine” She is August, born in Mayesteemed and venerablea name fit for a leader –I can attest to her abilityto run the show – definitely rules my heart. (For Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Prompt: August.)

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Appreciation

Flowers greet the rainface up appreciation –nourishment’s glow. (For Cee’s Flower of the Day.)

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Of Winter

Where does the river gowhen snow, blindingclaims the flow? Houses nestled in wooded grovesshudder at the exposure of leafless daysbrace against the chills of early eves. How quickly we rejoice at first thaw, eager to embracechange – emotion often premature. (For Lens-artists Photo Challenge: Winter)

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Spring Serves As Reminder

Even the old flower –this appearance of decrepitudemerely camouflagefor the soul is eternalreaches for renewaland at every opportunityblossoms…. (For Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge: Spring.)

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Odes To Water

My soul begs the reassurance of flowan enchanted place along the rivera moment of solace where I can breathe My heart glows at the sound of summerchildren’s voices raised above the splashof clear blue – refreshing memories. (For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: water.)

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To the Man-Boy Who Publicly Declares He Is Not Afraid of Death

And what will you feelwhen death,as you proclaim,passes you by Targetsa beloved aunt,an elderly neighbour,a nephew with asthma Will you pauseto ponder your partexpress regretfor misplaced pride Or preoccupiedwith your own rightssporting chest protruding blinderswill you deny accountability? “The president doesn’t wear a mask”you pronounce the words as gospeltoo young to recognize that choiceshave consequences, […]

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Passing The Time

Pursuing feathered inspiration takes me to quiet rural settings. At home, I pour over images, and “picturate” as my husband calls it – altering the photos to create something new. I spend time daily, crafting poetry, inspired by images, or dreams, or prompts. Often I combine the poems with the artistic photos: I’m also spending […]

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