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Insomnia

photo by Toni Frissell
photo by Toni Frissell

something kept me up

all night

body still but mind

churning, burning

caffeinated thoughts chasing

each other like children on

a playground

tag you’re it

I wait for waves of slumber

to drown the bustling mind

tomorrow I’ll try warm

milk and a bedtime story

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My Shoes

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You may walk a while in my shoes

Nifty white sneakers

Cherry red heels stud-

ded with carats

Tall boots gussied up with chains

Go ahead

Walk a while in my shoes and

you’ll always be late

You’ll walk outside, in the

rain, wind, boiling sun

You’ll follow the weedy path

But if you don my favorite

straw hat you will

not think my thoughts

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Stirrings

the past beckons

inviting me to sit for

a while

to relax with a cup of tea

“we’ve had such fun. remember

when …… ”

it tempts me

it’s comfortable there

familiar

it would be easy to stay

embraced in the arms

of Postverta forever

but I must stumble forward

something’s stirring just

around the next bendimage

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Morning Quandary

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will this be a plain butter-

yellow day or maybe a purple

pansy kind of day

does it feel like a Van Gogh

sunflower morning

it might be a white pot-

tery day with nothing written

on it full of potential

definitely not a royal china

red rose day

standing in front of an

open cupboard, choosing

the right mug for my first

cup of tea, I ponder the

possibilities of this new day

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Retro Rockin’

tap,tap,tap

pandora in a box

releasing notes written

with ink on paper

twisting and shouting

back to the girl teen-

ager care-

free dancing

in the streets

girl

who lives

in me

still