FIRST PERSON, PRESENT, TENSE

No. The commas are in the right place. I’m here. Alone. Now. And this is a tense moment. While I’m staring down at the narrow, dirt trail and maneuvering a mine field of rocks, roots, stone outcroppings,

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AND an occasional hilltop inhabitant catching a few rays

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BLURRED VISIONS

It’s a black and white day – fitting for a journey to the past

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where yesterday easily blurrs with today

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AS NOW FADES TO YESTERDAY

When this very second is no longer the future and becomes the past in less time than it takes to type this sentence, living in the moment almost seems easy, but is it? If I just plug along and operate on auto pilot, it is. When I stop, step back, and breathe I am able to  appreciate and acknowledge the ephemeral beauty, as well as chaos, that I am an integral part of and might otherwise miss…

Mahalo Io,
for this magnificent morning

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DEAR fill in the blank

What do you think of when you see a wall of post office boxes?

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I wonder about the recipients – who they are, what kind of mail they get besides bills, catalogs, and birthday cards…

Dear Ice Berg,

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KNOCK! KNOCK!

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The folks at Daily Press – and man do they have a fun way of inspiring awareness with their weekly photo challenge.
When I set out this week with the intention of recognizing the color orange, the fog lifted and all sorts of things suddenly popped from the landscape.

Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
ORANGE

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IN CELEBRATION

10997722_10206329591141422_9000878684943843140_oWhen my writers’ group, which I still fondly refer to as Seven Chicks On A Sunday Afternoon, decided that we needed a name, the Write Now Salon was born. The WriNoS (wait till they hear that one) gather once a month and party free write to champagne prompts prepared by our group’s facilitator the beautiful and talented Laurie Lessen Reiche – painter, poet, photographer.

As anyone who has done a free write knows, some strange *$%&# gets put down on paper when you hand your muse a pen and set her loose for five minutes, especially when your favorite body part is the subject and the jump-off line is written in bold print:

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WHEN RAVEN CALLS

FullSizeRender-1Raven clings to the towering worn-out 
pine like a shining star still snagged 
on last December's holiday tree.

But
    does he truly cling?

Perhaps it's simpler -
                       more effortless.

Perhaps he's merely perched,
perusing his neighbors welcoming 
their day.

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