Tagged: Atlanta

we take turns playing

we take turns playing
the piano for the deer
napping in the yard,

the hummingbirds sword dance out
of rhythm, flashing their wings
.
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the fig tree is ripe

the fig tree is ripe
with robins this morning, knocking
off heavy fruit to

pick at across the lawn as
we wait for the main event
.
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the heat wave rolling

the heat wave rolling
into town knocks out our ACs,
the hummingbird still

visits, doing aerial
acrobatics, not sweating
.
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thirty-odd minutes

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

fireworks, determined to
light the way for santa’s sleigh
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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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