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week 465 ~ parents at the playground

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parents at the playground
carry their books unread
for spare time won’t be found
parents at the playground
sit keep track walk around
always one step ahead
parents at the playground
carry their books unread

Written by mairmusic

September 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

week 323 ~ open the box marked christmas past with care

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me.323open the box marked christmas past with care
for childhood joys and missing friends you’ll find
with memories the lost-forever kind
that lie waiting to trip you up beware
or reconcile yourself to linger there
amidst unsorted photos of the mind
and laughter packed in odd-shaped boxes lined
with longing or regret for you can’t stare
them down reliably sometimes they just
wash over whatever happiness you
have since accrued there’s no way to predict
so pause until tears pass away then trust
tomorrow to sweep you beyond conflict
toward dreams love has power to renew

Written by mairmusic

December 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

week 240 ~ the time before everything that has been

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me.240the time before everything that has been
wrapped in the scent of phlox and sound of rain
on the pavement of my heart before pain
dug ruts for rivulets of tears begin
stretched out on the grass watching ants scurry
by or jumping off the shed roof into
the waiting branches of the big spruce who
could eat their ice cream cone slowest not me
but I tried back in those lost summer days
of sunshine memories melting kool-aid
popsicles when I was never afraid
when happiness blossomed so many ways
easily beautifully without regret
before the time of so much to forget

Written by mairmusic

May 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Posted in May, sonnet

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