Sunday, March 17, 2019

How Do You Graciously Say Good-bye

 


to someone you love 

but who's

out-stayed their welcome?

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 With flowers, of course.


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 Because

now it's time to prepare

for 

a new house guest


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whose arrival is extolled on every 

street corner


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and in every 

celestial - earthly place.


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Preparations are intense

as we greet the most fleeting

yet most 

profound season

that comes 

THEN

in the blink

of

a heart beat

takes 

your breath away.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Music Box



The heart is like

a


Every time you open it

a note 

chimes out

and another and then another

until you realize

that all the tuned teeth plucking against

a cold

steel plate


harmonize into a single


Keep your music box open

and

never lock it

because something unexpected can happen:

an ordinary 

scientific phenomenon

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can become a unicorn horn


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that reaches up and out 

to find

life
 
while dreams lay buried

under the spell of winter's stillness.