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Missed Chance published in West Side Rag January 2023

January 19, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
We're all going somewhere And maybe our paths will cross And maybe we'll notice the other And nod a quick how do Cause maybe we knew each other Another time and place And maybe we forged a bond No other could replace But events stepped in surprising And knocked the pins right out We lost the other in a crowd Of faces swirling about An...
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December’s Ode to withered Flowers

December 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
December pulls no punches It tells it to you straight That winter is for dormancy A quiet, silent wait Gone your leaves and colored blooms Remaining are your seeds Bound to gauzy flossy threads Waiting for a breeze Oh, scruffy fluffy seeded balls Wispy dusters too Shake your strands and lift aloft The wind will carry you To a new...
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Ode to Water Towers, published Westside Rag, Nov. 29, 2022

November 30, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
They dot the skylines in random array Like hide and seek scampers in frivolous play Voluminous shapes sturdy and round Captured in space like a leap from the ground. They draw sudden glance or riveted stare For isosceles triangled hat top wear Seen In gray mist and in daybreak light And in gleaming burnished gold at night. Reservoir hol...
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Poem for November (Published in West Side Rag, Nov. 8, 2022

November 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
They’re hangers-on Refuse to leave the party. When all the guests have gone They straggle slow To find their coats and glasses Misplaced, lost, never worn. Excuses to cling like toddlers Grasping mommy’s hem Ready to burst in tears To want to stay forever. But Nature has a way Rebirth and regeneration Demand room.
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