Clarion

Formation of swans blaring advance, lift my lens spectacle captured ennui momentarily broken – contemplate message. (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.  This time, it’s a tanka.  Image my own.)

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Message In a Bottle 2

Risk-taking equates with freedom, an affirmation from my iced tea’s capmanna, I decide – message welcomeencouragement in life choices apt. An affirmation from my iced tea’s capI overlook the mass produced twistencouragement in life choices aptconsumerism’s ploy I can’t resist. I overlook the mass produced twistsensibility to magic will succumbconsumerism’s ploy I can’t resistRisk-taking equates with […]

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Tree Spirit

Eyes shut, she speaks to me, limbs shivering in the cold, rustles a forgotten melody. Like a sapling, soul responds, trembles with anticipation, reaches for ancient blessing.

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Hand Holding

Found my first love holding hands walking home from school – grade one. Father’s grip crushed, controlled, warned against disobedience, held on until compliance was assured. My sister’s hand – frail flesh stretched over aching bones – clung to mine until her internal heat burned the touch and I had to let go while she […]

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Message In A Bottle

My iced tea declares that risk-taking equates with freedom, and I cheer at the synchronicity of a sign – like manna from heaven – that empowers my journey, confirms the righteousness of present life choices a sentiment struck down by the absurdity of assembly-line bottlers stamping encouragement on bottle caps, sealed and packaged for mass consumption […]

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A Serene Marriage

I have been invited to Scott L’s house and even though I haven’t seen him since high school, I am excited.  I first met Scott in grade school, and fell in love immediately.  While we would be best of friends throughout our school years, our love would never blossom. I am hoping the invitation now […]

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