Tagged: Atlanta

thirty-odd minutes

thirty-odd minutes
after midnight, the neighbors
launched half-a-dozen

fireworks, determined to
light the way for santa’s sleigh
.
20211225:0724
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the frog hiding in

the frog hiding in
our backyard knows a little
something about the

great blue heron at the lake –
it petitions for solitude
.
20210621:1908
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when we came across

when we came across
the pecan tree last year, we
made a date to come

back next year, and the next, and
the next – man plans, the tree howls
.
20201220:2257
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amaryllis has

amaryllis has
a lengthy memory, sitting
by your windowsill,

remembering last year for
us, hanging on for next year
.
20200215:2055
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the twin dogwoods in

the twin dogwoods in
our backyard will always have
each other, in the

way the southern magnolia
between them never understood
.
20181127:1759
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: dogwoods

kyle from utah is

kyle from utah is
reminiscing about the
yards of grass and miles

of trees wherever he went in
atlanta – only in new york
.
20170309:2359
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when the forecast hits

when the forecast hits
possibly snow,
you and i always
return to the Great Blizzard
of Ninety-Three
, how
we made do with what we had –
two digging shovels with the
pointed ends, some southern
summer gardening
gloves, and
sinks and tubs stopped
up with hot water
for the tender
soaking in between
.
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six years, 2,900 job

six years, 2,900 job
losses, and it’s still
a wonder – 165 acres
of steel and silence,
faceless men pushing
papers, licking
their index fingers
.
20141208:0908
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snow in Atlanta

snow in Atlanta
is mostly rumor –
but you and me,
we are more
than mostly
dreamers
.
20140930:2334
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a ribboned strip of

a ribboned strip of
Buster Keaton, fueled
by four thousand pipes
passing silent memories
of you underneath
Moorish stars
at the Fox Theatre
.
20130703:1330
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