May 1, 2019

Because I Sat

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Because I sat for a moment

On a stone bench

Feet on pebbled concrete

I noticed more bird song

With each breath

In

Then

Out

I saw a crow fly above me

With long bits of the garden

In beak

Back

And

Forth

Creating home in a tall white pine

Life was happening

Around me

Not

To

Me

Because I rested

Breathing

In

Then

Out

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A Free Verse Poem

April 3

No

Naps for

me before

meeting my dear

I believed them a bore

now it has been made crystal clear

 in day-sleeping there is nothing to fear

it’s good to pull up the blankets, fluff the pillow

quiet the room so there’s nothing to hear

if you are lucky dreams appear

now I find I want more

time to nap here

time to snore

restore

slow.

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(A Diatelle Poem)