I. The first day of spring Identical wording yet Anything can happen. II. Identical form Five then seven then five Each haiku its own. III. Chromosomes the same Expressed differently Can’t control the clone. IV. Yesterday, today A day like any other Same and not the same. Identical“>Identical

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Pinkish overlay On skin of any color Indicating life.   Clouds perfused with Color from an angled sun Rising or Setting.     Blush“>Blush

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Patience–wait for it.

I find out about patience by its absence. When I am impatient. Impatience for me is about expectations, mine in particular. I often have an expectation about how something is “supposed to happen”. There may be a solid external basis for this, such as a schedule stating times of bus AB leaving this stop and […]

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Sound Off

It is said that a weed is a plant growing where it is unwanted. Following that model, I find noise to be unwelcome sound. I am a sound sensitive person. Loud environments, with many sounds coming from many sources are difficult for me. Like most people, once I know what a sound is, I can […]

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I loved the “monkey bars” when I was a kid. Grasping onto one bar, swinging to the next, moving along. We used to challenge ourselves to skip increasing numbers of bars. First, a hand on each bar, then skip one between grasps, then two, and finally three. None of us on the playground could go […]

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Excitement growing I’m captivated, hopeful Spring is arriving. Captivating“>Captivating

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Messy Meanders

I’ve read Bil Keane’s Family Circus comic strip for many years, and had been thinking about Billy’s meanders the other morning while working on a project. I was in the basement, working on getting my seed starting setup going for this year. I went up to my office on the second floor to get the […]

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I wonder about Many things of many types What to ponder next.   Mountains and oceans Birds and beasts and thunderstorms Stars and galaxies.   A tiny seed transforms Becoming a new being Plant or animal.   A mountain rears up Breaking through the planets crust. Slowly it erodes     Wonder“>Wonder

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On International Women’s Day

That a “Day” is required speaks to the issue. For millennia, the prevailing social structures on this planet have been patriarchal. Literally, that’s father-rule. This shows up in all facets of society. Founding fathers and God the father, and an original idea is often referred to as seminal, from seed or semen. Did you know […]

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Parrots in Palm Trees

Not my usual, but typical for Ocean Beach, the San Diego neighborhood we are visiting. We are staying in a small one bedroom apartment a block from the ocean. Our first evening, there were a lot of sounds to acclimate to in this new environment. Our neighborhood is densely populated, but we are on a […]

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The String Cheese Incident

Travel day. BA and I are going to take a few days at the ocean. Travel so far is going okay. Going through security, I hit the first snag of the day. I could see they were scanning and puzzling over something in my daypack. No surprise when they asked to search it. The surprise […]

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Lucy: My Early Days

 Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. Today I thought I would tell you a little bit about my early days. I’m remembering it a little bit cause my Moms are doing packing. I don’t like it when they go away. I think they should ALWAYS stay home with me Lucy. They say they need […]

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Dim Hopes

I. Winter’s dark goes dim Orion fades with the dawn Shoots of spring emerge II. Hope slowly rising Barely discernible and On the horizon III. Shifts are happening Subtle to most observers No less real for that   Dim“>Dim

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I had a feeling I just knew I saw it coming I knew it in my gut That still small voice Intuition is getting the right answer on the basis of inadequate information– Mona Lisa Schultz Pay attention!   Premonition“>Premonition

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Imagine Possibility

It’s just your imagination You’re being dramatic You’re too sensitive. He wouldn’t do that, She loves you. We only want the best for you. You imagined it. Don’t tell anyone.   What if I’m not imagining anything. What if I was believed What if  I learned I could trust myself and my perceptions What if […]

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Congregational Quartet

I. Gather together Common ground and difference Acting with purpose.   II. Maybe a church or Something else altogether All congregations   III. Commonality Primes a new beginning Gathering old friends   IV. Membership formal Or a random collection Something in common   Congregate“>Congregate

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Fly Me to the Moon

Fly me to the moon And let me play among the stars Let me see what spring is like On Jupiter and Mars This song, written by Bart Howard in 1954, is a jazz standard, performed by many, including Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra. and Diana Krall. So evocative, that longing to travel among the stars, exploring […]

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More is Not Better

I am conversant with many things, including that often we are not doing what we think we’re doing. So in this current conversation (and I am using the term loosely) around guns and violence, prompted by the recent shooting in Florida, here are a few things I’m noticing: There is a significant logic fail in […]

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Lucish, the Language

I’m back! Its me, Lucy One White. Today, I’d like to tell you a little about my words. The best language is Cat, but as my Moms are not so good at understanding Cat, I’ve also learned their language. Of course, I’ve had to adapt and improve it for my purposes. Mama Steph says this […]

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