I. My significant May be your ridiculous Good to remember.   II. Melody persists My humming background soundtrack Maddening for you.   III. Everyday changes Barely perceived and then Suddenly its spring. Notable“>Notable

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Bad Dog, Stephanie!

Today’s writing prompt of cur took me in a somewhat absurd direction–that of the daffynition.  With apologies in advance, here’s your dose for the day. Watch your step! Occur: Exclamation when one is disappointed in the dog’s behavior. Recur: Breeding dog, or a puppy. Currant: The expression of an angry dog. Current: The cost of […]

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Foggy, indistinct Maybe present, maybe not The geese aren’t lost. Vague“>Vague

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Partake Earth

I. Seasonal soiree Be ready for anything Change is the constant. II. A nibble a sip Conversation here and there Celebrating now. III. Good and bad In equal measure It’s all life. IV. Take only what you need Be gentle and respectful Of our home planet. Partake“>Partake

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Cats Don’t

Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. If I am talking to you, it must be Friday, cause Mama Steph says that’s the day that my writing is done. This leads nicely into today’s topic which is Cats Don’t. I have to say Cats Don’t so often to my moms. You think they would remember […]

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Moving together Never touch each other Connected and not.     The middle els Of parallel illustrate This day’s concept well. Parallel“>Parallel

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Genie. A spirit who often grants wishes. Spirit also means breath, and is related to wind. And oh boy, did we have wind yesterday, with gusts of over 80 MPH! Not all that uncommon around here, but tough to deal with nonetheless.  Lots of people lost power, and while we didn’t, we didn’t have internet […]

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Chord and Discord

I. Fussy older cat Paces yowls and nags for more Of what she’s not sure.   II. Tonal divisions From carefully sited frets Chords and notes arise.   III. Here not there Fret placement directs Sound output.   IV. Querulous fussy Whatever happens fretting An obligation.   V. Fretfulness presents Abundant evidence of Internal discord. […]

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Start generating Hand churned or hand turned Ice cream or auto.   There is no budgin’ This practiced curmudgeon Cranking will crank on.     Crank“>Crank

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I. Modulate usage Resources inside and out Avoid depletion.   II, Once you’ve depleted All your personal reserves Regret may follow.   III. Resources abound For some things others are scarce Use just what you need.   Deplete“>Deplete

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As soon as I read today’s prompt of glimmer, the glow-worm ear worm began. There’s a Mills Brothers song that starts “Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer”. I learned it as a child. Later, Dr. Pepper soda co-opted the melody for an ad: “Not a cola or a root beer, but a delightful drink that you’ll […]

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Disruption Expected

Many of us, myself included, have a tendency to be surprised when something is disrupted. Weather, illness, accidents, life in general. So much really isn’t under our control. Over the years, I’ve become more accepting of this, and recognized that adjusting my response is where I do have options, and that a sense of humor […]

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Feeling Anxious? Stop Rushing!

I hate to rush. Rushing creates a sense of hurry, of inadequate time and space to do what one intends/needs to do. I’ve noticed that rushing creates anxiety. One’s attention is in the future rather than the present, and there is a sense of scarcity–in the case of rushing, there is a sense of scarcity […]

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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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via Daily Prompt: Patina If you are familiar with the Simon and Garfunkel tune Cecelia,, the refrain is the inspiration here. Patina gets expanded to Pa-te-en-ah.  And since I had this album growing up, of course I have a patina! Apologies to Paul Simon for this haiku parody of a wonderful song. Oh, Pa te […]

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