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Thought Crimes

Flash 55 Plus

It’s the 55 word challenge in the Garden . The Plus is to use words from George Orwell’s novel 1984.

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Thought Crimes

I have committed thought crimes
On a daily basis
In the car
At the gym
Sitting across from a friend
Not the Down With Big Brother
Kind of thoughts
But hurtful thoughts if
They were spoken aloud
Some mean-spirited
Others jealous
I’m glad there are no
Thought Police
If there were I
Would be incarcerated

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My Lacuna

the word rolls
effortlessly from
my tongue –
lacuna
it has a romantic
sound
the sound of
a cello playing
a silky feeling
like soft melon
in my mouth
luscious and exotic
hiding the true meaning
the empty place beside
me – the gap in my world
where I am stranded
since you are gone

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it’s the Flash 55 PLUS! challenge in theGraden
55 words – the plus is using the word lacuna

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Roving

image

hiking the trail
boots treading lightly
backpack like a
papoose hugging
me tightly
I follow those who
blazed the way
through this verdant forest
who honored the
earth and stream –
life source
respected the bear
and coyote, rabbit
and mouse
I walk alone with
only my thoughts
as companions
and those thoughts
are of you

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Flash 55 PLUS! at Real Toads

picture from twentytwowords

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Chocolate

It’s like the little black
dress of my culinary world
always appropriate –
breakfast, lunch, dinner,
even a midnight raid
pairs with anything –
fruit, wine, tea,
especially hot milk
easy to accessorize
sprinkles, donuts, bacon,
of course sea salt
perpetually in style –
holidays,vacations,
or just hanging at home
reading a good mystery
alone

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It’s the 55 Flash Challenge from hedgewitch over in the Garden.
The plus is “pairings”

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Night People

Beats Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Beata Beatrix
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Everything has a beginning

formed from misty nowhere

gathering silence into speech

Runic people who found their

place beyond the known world

and dispatch counsel of hope

and peace – without words,

without talk – in the

middle of the night

And in the first light of

morning they retreat again

lingering only in my head,

my heart

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Sunday’s Whirligig word list – misty, world, talk, head, again, place, silence, beyond, people, nowhere, beginning, everything

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Toads photo prompt