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Written for:  Phoenix Rising
Destination:  Hiking

Hiking now
would be a mistake
Left hip hurts
Right hip aches

I am sure… 15 more words

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The Dead

Written for:  Poetic Asides #312
For today’s prompt, write a dead poem. The poem, of course, could be about a dead person, animal, or other formerly living creature. 121 more words

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Written for:  Carpe Diem #764, “stones”

words of god
spoken softly by
river stones

where the water was
a white stone

beach nap
the afternoon covers me… 22 more words

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"Indian Summer"

Written for:  Carpe Diem Time Machine 10 Indian Summer (Koharu)

after a warm day
a thin layer of fresh fallen snow
covers the garden

(c) Chèvrefeuille… 16 more words

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"outdoor concert"

Written for:  Carpe Diem #763, “outdoor concert”

after the concert
my souvenir is the tune
I can hum

call of the flute
answer of drums… 57 more words

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"a beautiful peace"

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #153, Rallentanda’s fifth “a beautiful peace”
Write a poem in the same sense, tone, and spirit as:

a beautiful peace… 26 more words

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Dog Wishes

Written for:  The Mag #276

Turn around.  Dog makes a silent wish.
House is still. Alone again.
Graciously willing to let bygones
be gone, he sorely needs the cat’s… 78 more words

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