Moving in Place

Incessant, intermeshing gears in play, The fire burns within to stymie fate, Pretense of moving on, yet ever stay. Out-of-tune caliope betrays, Implying that a free life lies in wait, Incessant, intermeshing gears in play. Though hues are bright, beneath there lurks the gray of oil-clogged sprockets; grind, incriminate, Pretense of moving on, yet ever stay. The merriest-go-round […]

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Before the Dawn

I have always been an early bird, creeping out of vacation hotel rooms to avoid waking the family, camera case slung over my shoulder and flip-flops tucked under my arm. I cannot miss the sunrise. I know that the most beautiful moments are fleeting and often are on display before the sun rises up, as if […]

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In Vino Veritas

The television screen appears to be suspended, as if “afloat” in my crystal goblet. In truth, world events are a bit easier to take, when viewed through the softening prism of a glass of my favorite Cabernet.

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Ephemeral

Pausing for a second at the door, Out corner of my eye, motion in the snow, I stay to watch, foregoing busy chores, The foraging of fawns and bucks and doe. Bearing silent witness to their show at times, I’m blessed to catch a glimpse, unseen, My Holly bush will (none the worse) still grow, And their nib-nibblings […]

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Maternal Instinct

It’s sad to watch the roaming deer, foraging through our yard for any sustenance amid the frozen environs. Even the bird-bath is a solid block of ice. Holly leaves and bird-seed must suffice. But those eyes….

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Zebra Dove

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge prompt this week – REWARD, I selected this photo of a hungry (but patient) Zebra Dove, perched table side at the Princeville Hotel Cafe (Kauai, Hawaii). This uninvited member of our party sat quietly until we were done, and then reaped his reward!

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Leave-ing

A walk in the woods, as seen through the eyes of my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, choosing to heed my call, instead of romping freely through the leaves.

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Agnostic Iguana

It rises from the marsh to search for food,   Gnawing while enroute on leaves and wood,       Undaunted by the steepness of his feat,            And focused on the fruit bits near my feet                Not moving, I observe him at his […]

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Raptor Rapture

This morn, I spied a rapturous, red-tailed hawk, She spied me back, inviting me to gawk, Instinctive, sensing I was party to her play, Of stalking stealth, and seizing rodent prey. As fresh-fall snow lay soft and fluffy white, Full-cloaked the yard, clear backdrop for her flight, Where ‘Lady Red-tail’ snatched her careless catch, As I […]

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Double-knitted Symmetry

Tip-tapping bamboo sticks repeat motif, Defining complex interweaves of threads Knit red, two white, then three, again repeat In hope it soon will warmly top her bed. A double-knitted pattern turns my head, Though twice the time and focus it demands, For working two at once, together wed without a seam, and made by loving […]

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