Winter Interlude

Winter donnedher finest lacetoday, shimmered beneathpeacock blues Despite a sullenarousal, the dullthud of worryhovering appreciationlightened the mood (For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge: Winter. Photo my own.)

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Dialoguing With Other

I offer Rage a chairinvite a conversation She rants about childhoodand neglect, powerlessnessin the face of abuse And I nod and remember,suggest she’s also feeling grief And she talks about cryingalone, no one caring, and howI don’t let her cry anymore I put up walls, I agree,and ask how I can help Stop leaving me […]

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Glimmer

Midwinter light breaks monotony of grey – tree dances in glimmer. (For Eugi’s Causerie weekly prompt:  glimmer.  Image from personal collection.)

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Grandma To The Rescue

September is chilly mornings and classroom routines, cardigans dragged home, and the onset of colds. Grandma packs her bag with activities to distract, a soup to boost bodies and an apple crisp fresh from the oven. Some days the best education comes snuggled under warm blankets with inter-generational love. (For Ragtag Communty’s daily prompt: crisp. […]

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Tristful

Touching Resentment Imbibing Sadness Tumbling Feelings Underlying Loss (In response to Ragtag Community’s prompt for today:  tristful.)

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Love-In

Dreams big this budding leader, astral charts painted on her walls, thoughts always adventuring. Eight summers we’ve camped together grown our minds and spirit – an inter-generational love-in. (It’s summer camp time at Grandma’s again.  Written for Ragtag Community’s prompt, astral, and Fandango’s, camp.)

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Modern Remedy

Live-streamed chaos warps social norms – mindfulness, art of Zen – balance. (For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge: zen/ chaos.)

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Toddler Takes Over

Look at me – all authority and control – productivity overload until emotion, undisciplined, toddles in, waves her curls disrupts feed her sugar – a bribe to settle her down – she’s having no part of it topples organization, sabotages rationality – child’s mind taking over.

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Magic Sunshine

Sunshine, you magician, adding sparkle to my view, painting the cloudless sky a dazzling shade of blue – favoured by your golden rays we all take on a glowing hue. (Tuesday, I will borrow a poem from Twitter.  Visit me @Vjknutson)

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Herding Cats

One a Tom – night prowler, elusive schemer – renders me sleepless. Another, pampered, a diva demanding, high anxiety to boot – makes me crazy. Third, a trickster, stays out of sight and then springs – keeps me on my toes. This raising children, like herding cats – next to impossible, and I’m allergic. (A […]

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