Snowbird’s Odyssey

Avoidance, we
do it well – displace our
selves to warmer climes
choose a locale by the sea
anoint sunshine as our power,

and when the Ides of March arrive
our restlessness stirs once more
heat turns up and
we escape – renewed drive
leads to home’s door.

(Dark Side of the Moon offers a weekly cinquain challenge.  This week is the Insane Cinquain – check link to learn more. Image from personal collection.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

18 thoughts on “Snowbird’s Odyssey”

  1. I live in Florida year-round, and I’ve met some of those snowbirds. 🙂 Wonderful people! Wonderful poem! I like the laid-back tone, with the words coming and going as they please, just like the snowbirds.

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      1. Absolutely! Nice to have the visitors! You’re welcome anytime. If you’re ever in Navarre, do stop in at the Sand Dollar Cottage, where some 40 local artists have their work on display, including me. 🙂

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      2. Sweet! I live about 30 minutes from Navarre, and just added my stuff to the gift shop in January. I met the owner at a craft show in Destin. I’ve done shows in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Pensacola, and next weekend I’ll be in my very own Milton. The next time you’re in the area, perhaps you could message me, and we could have coffee or lunch. It’s always nice to meet a fellow blogger and poet face to face.

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