Worth It

even if eternity
is only a moment
of absolute, pure love
that is enough
that is everything

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Scents & Sensuality

Haiku Tuesday
Photo by Lada Rezantseva

Delayed Response

On windy days
my words ride and swirl
dip then climb
before reaching my child's ears
in her reading tree

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Momma Used to Say

You have two ears and one mouth
use them in that proportion

When you're pointing your finger
at someone else,
You're pointing three fingers
back at yourself

Never show up 
empty handed

Mind your manners,
Remember whose you are.

It's good to have lots of friends
but keep your own mind

I cut your sandwich in half
so you can share with a friend without

People can't hear you
if you're yelling at them

Everything's okay when you obey

Did we forget?

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High Price of Hypocrisy

One side says,
Protect the embryo
And the rights of the shooter

One side says,
All are welcome,
But not white Christians

One side says,
Ban books
Keeps guns

One side says,
Safeguard stories
Censor people

One side says
Love others, unless . . . 
Don't judge, except . . . 

When we lose 
The United in these States of America
The outcome is inevitable

Can there be room
For passion and peace
Uniqueness and unity?

Without the common ground,
Strongest in our overlap,
Divided we will be, deservedly fallen

It's a choice.

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Keep It Simple

Spine Poetry

Deeper

Haiku Tuesday
Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi

The Rain Will Come

Perhaps it's the war
     with the death of a son
     with the sacrifice of a father

Perhaps it's the year of query
     of beautiful story without a reader
     of skillfully written, but --     

Perhaps it's months of illness
     and having little to control
     and having less to try

This creative desert only
     deepens my thirst
     drives my next step

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Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels

Of kindling and ember

Haiku Tuesday

Just Enough

Rotem Tree photo credit Acts242Study
In the shade of the Rotem
I catch my breath
rest, relief, recover
just enough

to move forward, journey on
trust the story, remember 
hurt, healing, hope
then offer

shade to another on this rugged route
to give just enough
care, comfort, encouragement
to carry on

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