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Coronavirus April 2020

Pure air, blossom scent Spring returns to silenced streets Mourning doves coo … coo …

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Coronavirus March 2020

Plague. Such an antiquated term, conjuring ignorance and myth and black-hooded reapers; bodies piled in ancient blanket-covered carts. But last night, while I slept, 800 people died in Spain. Our plague is washed in white–masked and gloved. Darkness hides behind … Continue reading

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I Believe in New Year’s

2017 was a sad year. In addition to the major shocking, horrifying and depressing events that took place in the world, on a minor, personal note, I got almost nothing written. How can a person who calls themselves a writer … Continue reading

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Four Quote Friday – Winter

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer … Continue reading

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The Thrill of Hope

The new year brings hope A day like any other Becomes an opportunity I watch the animals They don’t know the calendar And live in hope all of the days The cat sits motionless in the morning dew Staring at the gopher … Continue reading

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Eternal Springer

Earlier this year I took my first ever poetry writing class: How Writers Write Poetry, through the wonderful University of Iowa. This is from an exercise calling for a prose poem. Eternal Springer It was Springtime when my Springer Spaniel … Continue reading

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