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What the Cat Saw (Day 26, 2017)

Just a few more days to go for National Poetry Writing Month. What the Cat Saw The cat balances  on the back of the couch with her face pressed against the window watching the little boy play soccer in the neighbor’s … Continue reading

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A Deer Loses the Will to Live (Day 23, 2017)

Today is the 23rd day of National Poetry Writing Month. A Deer Loses the Will to Live Perhaps the rest of the herd hated him talked behind his tail blamed him for the tick outbreak Maybe the does refused to rut … Continue reading

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I Want to Know (Day 17, 2017)

This is NaPoWriMo’s 17th day. I Want to Know I want to know the answers to all of life’s pressing questions,  like what does it all mean and not only that but  why does it have to mean snything I want to … Continue reading

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My Advice for Today’s Youth (Day 8, 2017)

Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month arrives with a prompt asking us to use repetition in a poem. My Advice for Today’s Youth I got married at 20, and when I talk to kids, I tell them you should, too! Many … Continue reading

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Rest, Alfie

Two weeks ago, my cat, Alfie, fell off the bed.  Actually, I’m being imprecise, because he never quite made it up.  He jumped, missed, and fell on the IKEA-wood platform base that supports my mattress.  He yowled and slunk away … Continue reading

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The Poet Dies (Day 30, 2016)

Today is the last day of National Poetry Writing Month. The Poet Dies At estate sales, life is reduced to  plain brown boxes and black garbage bags, years of impulse buys and unasked-for gifts you can piece together to  find a … Continue reading

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Mrs. Bontrager’s Room (Day 12, 2016)

I have been participating in National Poetry Writing Month for twelve days now… Mrs. Bontrager’s Room Mrs. Bontrager kept  a set of World Book encyclopedias on a shelf under the windows of her first grade classroom and she placed me next to … Continue reading

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