November 16

Pause

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On my morning commute

I stopped at the sign

Fleeting moments captured

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Just like every damn day

But today was different

Translucent, transcendent

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Just like every damn day

The sky was bright, so was the sign

Seconds stalled to permanence

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As the frost slipped down

Revealing alarming red

Temporary forever

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(A Line Messaging Poem)

November 14

Winter Woods

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They’re wondering about the shine out there

Mourning the fall on this frosty morning

Bare gray branches are more than they can bear

Warning us winter came without warning

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No other season questions what you know

Wait while dormant branches support snow’s weight

So strong as below acorns gray squirrels sow

Ate one, shared one, then buried the next eight

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I know winter’s magic astounds the eye

Piece of the woods covered in snow brings peace

Sky blue birds migrate past in the blue sky

Geese in their way in the v-shape of geese

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Right now’s so stunning makes me want to write

Site’s so lovely it really is a site

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(A Shadow Sonnet)