Tagged: idiom

birds of a feather

birds of a feather
should reconsider flocking
together – sameness

breeds sameness, until we can
no longer find our way out
.
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at the speed of an

at the speed of an
incoming summer storm, we
separate the wheat

from the chaff – those who can bring us
back in and those who take photos
.
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the sails are whiter

the sails are whiter
on the other side is an
idiom in all

of the familiar ways that
leave us ever stranded at sea
.
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stumbling onto

the verdict is still

the verdict is still
out whether curiosity
kills the bird more
often than the cat –
the carolina wren
dances in and
out of reach
.
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knee-high by the fourth

knee-high by the fourth
of july – we are driving
through cornfields, and your

grandpa’s farm wisdom pops out
from nowhere, wings aflutter
.
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when the other shoe

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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good climbing fences

good climbing fences
make so-so neighbors – there are
no real statistics
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: fences

don’t count your chickens

don’t count your chickens
before they’re hatched, try counting
sheep
to fall asleep,

go the whole hog, one swallow does
not make a summer
.
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