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Ink On White Space

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“You can tell

it’s a poem

because it’s swimming

in a little gel pack

of white space.

That shows it’s a poem.”

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~ Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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reading

or writing

between the lines

ideas that grow horns

poetry

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Haiku:

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the thirsty plant sighs

welcomed spring showers arrive

nature replenished

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Poem:

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cacophony of the house
too many selfish bodies
hard of hearing spouse
each their own secret follies

everyone has their own device
each competing for attention
advertisers vying to entice
subliminal below comprehension

time for a vacation
need to seek the silence
the oceans roar salvation
regaining emotional balance

God teaching me patience
different strokes for different folks
are their steps to teach us tolerance
delusional reality or just a hoax

can meditation stop the noise
who is inconveniencing whom
because they know how it annoys
only made worse because we presume

shut the door
turn out the light
time to snore
say goodnight


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In Slow Motion

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Poetry

is prose

in slow

motion.”

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― Nicholson Baker,

The Anthologist

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Elfje:

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hurry

run fast

with head down

no place to go

emotions

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Haiku:

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the hummingbird flits

in slow motion it’s still fast

summers brilliant gem

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Poem:

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I still know no better
errors, screw-ups and mistakes
nickname was the flake
never needed an abettor

a Higher Power was my protector
should have died a couple of times
never caught doing the crimes
could never pass the lie detector

today is a new way of thinking
before the act understand the consequences
before the bet take care of the expenses
it all begins with no more drinking

thoughts and actions guided by God’s will
faith that I’m protected by  fairy godmothers
finding the most satisfaction helping others
working for dreams and wishes to fulfill

life, as always, a matter of choices
learning that there are another options
seeking out the most enjoyable actions
finding pleasure in listening to the voices

hopefully, today, that voice will be yours.

ME and the Boss

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