Tagged: house

the white azaleas

the white azaleas
dad planted at the side of
our house wave so long,

so long when we back out of the
driveway from winter to fall
.
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at the back of the

at the back of the
house, it’s all uphill from here –
fortuitous feng

shui tips for the recently
retired, privileged class
.
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getting together

getting together
to construct a gingerbread
house without formal

training or licenses – more
candy in mouth than on house
.
20211207:2103
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apologies to

apologies to
the silent snail living in
our perilla plant

stamped to death by a white-tailed buck,
startled by a light in the house
.
20210822:1926
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every houseplant

every houseplant
at one time or another
petitions for more
light – it’s why
we still chase
sunbeams
around the house
like we were five
.
20210315:2035
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you plant butterfly

dragons find their way

dragons find their way
into the house each spring and
into summer – you

become braver with every
encounter, calling out for dad
.
20180403:2247
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between vacuuming

between vacuuming
the house, cleaning
out and restocking
the fridge, ironing
the dinner napkins,
folding and unfolding
the sheets, trips to the
airport, thawing the
ham, one more
grocery run, and
refueling the gas
tank, mom and dad
meet in the backyard
for a breather,
holly-hunting
.
20180103:1940
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mid-november, sweet

when the heart aches in

when the heart aches in
the middle of the night, there
is nothing for it –

the body trembles like an
empty house next to the tracks
.
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