Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings
simple embroideries
Breaking fast on the front porch
as morning sun breaks through
white gossamer sheers
Admiring the green
growing between bricks
of a one hundred year old road.

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Our house has a glassed in front porch which I’ve been meaning to spend more time on. Last weekend, we installed curtain rods and sheer white curtains for added privacy and coziness. The cats enjoy the sun and the Mister and I enjoy our meals out there.

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Ode to the Last Page

At last we’ve arrived —
the final page.
The first, a year away,
beginning with the words
“no one ever leaves”
and ending with these.
Pages that have seen
many cups of tea
and stains from colored pens;
Rainy, sunny, snowy grey,
bemoaned Mondays
and second comings;
Scribbles and snippets,
crossed out verses;
Stories in ten words,
poems from prompt words;
Some held to the light,
others extinguished without a gasp.
As the back cover closes
on this last page,
there is no ending.
Only a bridge
to the next first page.

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This was written on the final page of my black-covered travel notebook (04/15/19 – 03/06/20) and was meant to be my O post for the A to Z Challenge. However, I forgot about it and wrote the haiku “Oasis” instead.

The line “No One Ever Leaves” was the rough draft title for my N post from last years A to Z Challenge that resulted in the short story, “Never There.”

Thank you for reading.

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Twitter: @sm_saves

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Z is for Zeitgeist

Not even ten years
and much has changed
but I still love the sound of rain
and the sight of lightning
branching across an onyx sky
Thunder growls and the earth trembles
There be storms tonight
and a slight chance of zeitgeist.

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My final post for this year’s A-to-Z Challenge captures the mood and spirit (zeitgeist) of a Facebook post I made on April 19th, 2011.

“Loves the sound of rain on a rooftop
Loves the sight of light branching down from the opaque moonless sky
The thunder roars and the earth trembles as if with fear
There be a storm tonight.”

Who wrote it better? 😉

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Twitter: @sm_saves

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