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Archive for July, 2011

almost all natural

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Her diet involved
fruit, vegetables and water,
with a few milkshakes.

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and they still bring the mail to you

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Bills and flyers, cards
and offers and misaddressed
junk cram the box full.

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box lunch, lunch box

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The bento had not
been to Japan, but carried
a taste from far off.

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the dare

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

When a coward asks
you to call him a coward
to his face, do it.

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the soul of a soul singer

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

She couldn’t escape
the pain of living, yet her
smoky voice lives on.

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a distant boom

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Summer thunderstorm
rolls by with great acclaim, leaves
trail of low echoes.

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subtext is everything

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Gentle questions hide
another agenda from
those innocent ears.

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hearth strings

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

The melodies of
a violin filled the house
and it felt like home.

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sunflower sunrise

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Flowers brightened the
morning at the market like
a bouquet of rays.

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a new horizon

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The ship sailed on, blind
to the typhoons and monsters
that lie in her path.

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listmania!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Too many to-dos
pull brain like taffy, stretched thin
and icky sticky.

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only so much hustle

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Go! go! go! until
the couch beckons, lulling you
into deep slumber.

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her name is mud

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The babbling brook calls
to her as it digs into
the dirt and the dust.

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doorstep to doorstep

Monday, July 18th, 2011

The tiny package
moved through the pipes on its way
to obsolescence.

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over the hills and through the woods

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

We wandered through the
forest like lost children who
never want to leave.

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