Unexpected Playmates

Rain has been threatening all morning, but I’m anxious to get outside, so the compromise is to drive to the end of the street and see if anything is happening. An osprey is on the ground in the middle of the parking lot. Rolling down the window, I snap some photos. The bird doesn’t budge, […]

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Texture

This crumbling foundationa testament to character –hard battles fought and won. I built fences, long ago –tried to bury my fallaciesbut all that decays, too Structures either maintain or not,but life continues, a constant flowlike a river, softens our perspectives. (Images for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: texture. Words penned for my ‘wild card’ challenge, my […]

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Reaching and Reaching and…

We reach out; we reach up; we reach back. Such was the topic of this week’s challenge. Often, in my past, reaching equated with grasping – fear clouding common sense, and even hope. In recent years, I have had to learn the importance of reaching out, having lost so much independence through illness. I am […]

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Wildlife Refuge Take 3

A coyote emerges from the brush and crosses our path in a blur, his powerful limbs plowing through the watery fields as he disappears as fast as he’s come. “He’s on a mission,” Ric laughs. I am sorry I missed the shot – hadn’t expected to see anything this early into our sojourn. Today, we […]

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Landed

The travel angels saw me home safely, even ensuring I had a whole row of seats to myself on the flight – a gift to someone wary of germs and overpowering scents. The excitement of being back on the canal and immersed in milder temperatures overrides this total exhaustion. I slept on and off for […]

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Replenished

Why wither as fall,frost-fresh, rustlesprairie spirit? We climbto that beautifulbee-bright, wild songlisten, never lonely Rain on our walk,after, wet, makingwater an Eden. *** This week, instead of a challenge, I offered an invitation to join me over at magneticpoetry.com. To read other ‘found’ poems, visit the original post. I love how the words given reveal […]

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