Tagged: neighbor

those end of summer

perhaps it’s an age

perhaps it’s an age-
old story – coveting your
neighbor’s mint, and thyme,

and even dandelions –
makes for a bitter tonic
.
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here’s three-quarters of

here’s three-quarters of
my watermelon, you offered,
and summer begins
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: watermelon

three doors

sunday walks across

sunday walks across
the ceiling in sequined
shoes, size two, with
the regular irregularity
of a juvenile dog’s pitter-
patter trailing from
not far behind her
.
i am barely awake,
listening for a
toddler-sized tumble
.
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vivienne, you are

vivienne, you are
exercising those powerful
lungs from the second

floor, ready for a lifetime
of song and dance, some shrieking
.
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it was unclear who

it was unclear who
received the memo
about summer’s early
arrival – the neighbors,
for example, did
a really good job
feigning it even
though i know we
were caught
by surprise. some
people are just
better at letting
it all hang

.
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you could almost

you could almost
set your watch to
it – Saturday
morning, rude and
alive, the neighbors
loosening tongues
.
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appropriately on a

appropriately on a
sunday
morning, a phone
is ringing
somewhere
in an apartment
above mine.
i cannot reach it,
and no one
else
seems to be making
an effort. in this
arguably
amusing
manner, the
neighbors and i
are breaking
bread
together
.
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we rounded the corner

we rounded the corner
at sunset, struck
by the immediate
pleasure of a
garden of red
and yellow

marking flags
planted in the corner
of your lawn
with the boldness
of tulips
and the assertion
of home
improvements
.
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