Like the Cat

We got a cat An indoors cat Her world is confined to the house to those rooms in which we let her enter. It's a small world but she makes the most of it Snooping in the corners Climbing on top of everything. Anything new in the house is met with her attention Around it, on top of it, inside of it - when she can. She notes when anything is different in her world. I guess I'm like the cat Except my world is a little larger. I note when something is different in my world. Then, like … [Read more...]

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This Neighborhood

Updated 3-22-16 It's changed - this neighborhood of mine Gone are the tall Doug Firs which used to blot out the sky Gone to the windstorms of November and the chain saws of urban foresters. In their places are the dogwoods, the flowering plum, the Japanese Maple - - the people friendly trees, with their splashes of spring colors. Gone as well are the two bedroom houses, with their one car garages - - replaced by the needs of growing families. Now asphalt driveways go nowhere, garages … [Read more...]

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Colors in the Snow

Sitting against a snow ridden sky In the time of silence and untouched snow Red is the color of my pain Trees laden with white Sitting still waiting for a bird to land Nothing moves in this time of grey Between night and day Blue is the color of my tears Come to me oh sun Quell the thumping of my heart Melt the snow and let the water run into the ground Bring to me new growth Peeking out at the light of day Green is the color of … [Read more...]

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To Live

Today is a grand day My mind is free of troubles My schedule is free of runnings back and forth across town Tranquility surrounds me as far as the eye can see I squint as the rays of sunlight shine down on my face Somewhere in another part of the world there are people who can’t even walk down the street without gaining another problem Somewhere in another part of the world there are streets jammed with cars all wanting to go in different directions Somewhere in another part of the world … [Read more...]

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Weekends With Dad

On weekends with Dad we would eat at the Antique Sandwich Company We were explorers Looking for the best house to look at in Old Tacoma Looking for the prettiest trinket from the antique shop Looking for a stray cougar in Point Defiance forest On weekends with Dad we were archers or bowlers And my big brother would let me win On weekends with Dad we built trains He had a tool box with many tiny drawers with tiny tools We painted, added wear and tear and little people For the Pore and … [Read more...]

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