sticking with – August 2

8.3.2015

sticking with the

ones you came with

brought to the dance

signed the card

made a way for

 

all the way home.

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all downhill – July 31

7.31.2015

bicycle pedals push

and pull

 

at muscles and joints

yet the breeze

 

gives joy even amidst

the hurt

 

sailing like a boy

down inclines

 

that barely angle

but enough

 

from when my days

were young

 

and it was all

downhill.

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summer walk – July 29

7.29.2015

wild buckwheat and buffalobur,

cocklebur and kochia,

lambsquarters, marshelder,

mustard

and nightshade

 

pigweed, ragweed, velvetleaf,

and charlie

they’re all doing well

along with the corn.

 

rain o’er the tops, sunshine

where needed

life so abundant

flows up and out

and on.

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in my mind’s eye – July 28

7.28.2015

what did I see

in my mind’s eye

today

 

a cart of first corn

full of its

season

 

a voice on the

phone with

insight and care

 

a face across

the room

wrestling

with frustration

 

a hand reaching

up to mimic

words spare.

 

in my mind’s eye

today the words

for this poem

 

in my mind’s eye today

your face

oh so fair.

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friends having fun – July 25

7.25.2015

friends having fun

playing parts,

displaying their

wares, talents,

carings

 

the joy is mine

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grounded – July 26

7.26.2015

oppressive heat

switches off brain

cells, the body

shutting down

blood flow

to sustain.

 

grounded to our

physicality

despite all our

protestations to

being above

it all

 

we can fool our minds

but the body

knows.

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athlete’s body – July 24

7.24.2015

athlete’s body worn

before normal time

tissue, bone, corpuscles

wear and tear

exacerbated.

 

is there something

about the winning

that we lessers

don’t get for the

losing

 

was it worth it

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