The Wind

As the wind blows against the trees
I listen to the rattling breeze
Leaves go swish along the ground
And the whirly wind goes round
And round.

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Become New Again

As the waves continue to crash
The tides still push and pull
The current will not drag me under
I am a new person
I will not let the sadness win.

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I’m talked down
by the memory
of her small head
rising and falling
on my chest.

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Warmth in my arms.
Admiration and affection.
Feelings lasting forever.
Memories for eternity.
Engraved into my heart.

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what happen here
by this horseshoe pond?
the music thuds
is barefoot in middle winter
reckless humility

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Dolly’s time is up:
I hate it when an old dog dies
Snowy Owls have come south
hungry, mobbed by crows
& ravens — it’s minus 20 today.

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smudge of wanton justice
yellow sticky notice
stuck to glass storm door
you can see the wind howling
our garbage shots second

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