Purple Splendor

Rhododendron

blooming

purple in its splendor

risk taken

after a flower

the fade

no longer the showcase

of the garden

fertilize

mulch the ground

prepare it for

another bloom

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dVerse prompt on risk and remodel— garden is beautiful and then it isn’t

Purple Splendor

Parody on Drunken Sailor

What do I do with a drunken husband

What do I do with a drunken husband

What do I do with a drunken husband

Leave him in the morning

Pray stay I will do better

Pray stay I will do better

Pray stay I will do better

Don’t leave me in the morning

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NaPoWriMo prompt to write a parody . I could go on with this but I am on a road trip.

Parody on Drunken Sailor

Mother of Horses

Oh my mother

mother of permanence

mother of mothers

mine is equestrial

run out there & today gentle

mother ///// mother

you are not the mother negated

ride ///// prance ///// divine

content & discontent

with me ///// with Him

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NaPoWriMo prompt to use a poem from a different language and write a poem based on its sound and rhythm (not a translation). I used a poem from the Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca.

Mother of Horses

Deltiologist

Grandmother was a deltiologist

(she didn’t even know it)

postcards came to her

on special occasions

when her children took a trip

& when her husband

lived in Kansas City

that’s how they communicated

there was on most cards

an image worth keeping

Now I have her postcards

with handwritten messages

in cursive script

slanted out of a fountain pen

how the weather was

how are you I am fine

how your uncle got the flu

he is fine now

write again when you can

love & kisses xoxoxo

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NaPoWriMo prompt on something handmade and given to you. Handwriting was once an art even when sent on a postcard.

Deltiologist

Spring Song

Shall we go?

One will shovel

One will hoe

Feel the dirt

Between our toes

Work until sunlight goes

Shall we go?

Shall we go?

Turn the soil

Don’t say no

Need to ready

Soil is what we know

Make plants want to grow

Shall we go?

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NaPoWriMo prompt on an inspiration from music. This is a spring song for entering into the ground breaking work of gardening.

Spring Song

Sex in the Time of Covid-19

 

Redacted from an article in the New York Times–  Corona Virus and Sex by Jen Gunter

 

Use your HSP

(household sex partner)

unless they are having symptoms

be celibate if you don’t have HSP

do not take on a covid fuck buddy

the risk is too high

you can still use your sex toys

but only with yourself

if you need to order your sex toy

ask yourself is it really essential

 

In the future will we even want to have sex?

 

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NaPoWriMo prompt on writing a poem from a news article

Sex in the Time of Covid-19