Tuesday, August 28, 2012

full moon

mirror lake . . .
the full moon
duplicates itself


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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Evening drone

quiet corner –
the indentation
in mom's old chair

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early autumn . . .
falling leaves
replace butterflies

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a dragonfly
bobs with the sprinkler –
evening drone


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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Perseverance

There's much to be learned from an old dog.
Perseverance for one,
when painful knees and legs
no longer work as they once did,
and he must climb the four steps to our deck
to get back to his bed beside my chair.
It takes him numerous attempts,
fitful starts at the first step,
first one leg and then another, testing the pain
and his resolve. He even lets go a few soft moans,
protestations against growing old.
He's 14 years old, about 80 in human terms.
Older than me. A few sprawling leaps and
he makes it up the steps for now.
I dread the day when he gives up trying.
He's become too much a part of me.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

beside the pond

wheelchair path –
from where I sit,
the world is mine!

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I’m older, it’s okay –
delayed at the pond
by a damselfly


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