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Halloween Mashups

Countess Dracula wears Superman’s cape, pretty ballerina wears a witch mask, clubfooted hunchback has his mouth agape; I’m barely resisting the urge to ask. Frankenstein wears a plaid skirt and red tights; a pink-furred werewolf makes me feel dizzy. Whatever prompted this mixture of frights, some creative mind has been quite busy. In any case, […]

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Clementine and Cleopatra

        In the middle of the sale she fell dead asleep. There was a chance of showers so I let her rest – no toothbrush, and now it’s noticed no umbrella, just the set of new encyclopedias on the coffee table opened to the ‘C’s.   Perhaps a stepmother cruelly treated her, […]

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Johnny

  A wren appears in the rafters uttering a long, sweet cry as if to mourn your passing — and  remember when you where last here turning a stable-turned-garage into a writing studio. You sat at a wooden work space with an ink well in its corner. Something purchased from a thrift or antique shop. […]

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Woolly Worm / Woolly Bear

The Woolly Worm A Woolly Worm’s properly named a Woolly Bear. Even so, most folks say you had better beware winter if you see all-black ones by the dozens. Black ones do not really count, they’re only cousins! – – – – – – – – The Woolly Bear After winter, the Woolly Bears pupate, […]

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Photography poetry

In Only Nine Weeks

She’s fragile in our learning community. A shy smile shares a growing confidence. Initial reading assessments tell her story. Reading skills, including writing and speaking, regularly spiral throughout our hours in class. I watch how she handles her books— with such gentle touch and tender care. In the past nine weeks she has changed right […]

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Photography poetry

Autumn’s Winds

Leaves like fans in a stadium rise and fall clapping wildly. Limber limbs lift as wafting waves in a most boisterous crowd. Sporting orange and yellow jackets, seasonal tree dressers flippantly flap raising bold banners skyward. High winds declare victory, the winning weather for this brand-new autumn day.

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poetry

Jeté

The wind blowing leaves her dancing in and out of moonlight; high-kicking like pony’s prancing under nature’s spotlight. Twirls and pirouettes will she do; ballet instructor’s dream. She even does a pas de deux paired with a lithe moonbeam. She’s a blur of twisting motion down the path to the park; any step she feels […]

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poetry

More Than a Mile

If I saw the world through your eyes, I wonder what I’d see. With your understanding what would my understanding be? Would my view be different? I am pretty sure it would; I think I’d enjoy a walk with your eyes through a snowy wood. It would be so good to see all the things […]

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Catering To Isaac

  I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, little by little, into a full and clear light.                                                       […]

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poetry Prose

Night Encounter

Night Mare Velveteen black of nightfall, cloaking darkness that surrounds, will slowly make your skin crawl with muffled and hollow sounds. The Night Mare comes at a trot, clattering on cobblestones. Snorted breath is dry and hot, to parch and wither your bones. Caress the sleek ebon hide that fades and melds with the night; […]