Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Deserted Church

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St. Thomas Indian Mission Church, Winterhaven, California, remains closed during the pandemic. One photo, two memes.
 
  


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Four Aphorisms for a Time of Plague


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Unforeseen disasters wait
Just outside the garden gate
 
2
Pity those who lose their smiles
On the heartless COVID miles.
 
3
Comfort for tormented eyes
Is what doctors all advise.
 
4
If you let your lungs get wet,
You may drown in deep regret.

 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Washed

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A sandy wash in Yuma County, Arizona is washed with shadows at daybreak.
 
 
 
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Who Mourns

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An unforgettable summer sunrise lasts only a little while in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


If a crow should die
before it can reach its home,
will the mountains mourn?

 
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Jump-Rope Rhymes


Fiction, grammar, prose, and mood—
Keep on jumping, don’t be rude!
 
Edit, conflict, stanza, plot—
This old rope is getting hot!
 
Punctuation helps the pace—
Jump up higher, jump with grace!
 
Rhythm makes good poetry—
Keep on jumping, and you’ll see!

 
 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Not Much Traffic

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A red SUV zooms past a red curb on North Allen St., in Farmington, N.M. under a blue sky. One photo, two memes.
 
  


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Dementia: A Haibun


Tonight my longtime friend will try to explain to me why her dementia (still in the early stages) sometimes makes her incoherent. She’s tried this before. She knows that halfway through her explanation she will find words getting harder to form, and she will quit in mid-sentence. She doesn’t want me to give advice. She just wants someone to listen, someone like me.


Midsummer mishap—
I stumble on the pathway
leading to the gate.

 

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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Shady Spot

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From a shady spot at St. Thomas Indian Mission Church, Winterhaven, California, you can get a good view of the irrigated farmland of Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 
 
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Tangled Place


An old palo verde tree glows at daybreak in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Midsummer morning—
where is the path to lead me
from this tangled place?

 
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Food for Thought


Here’s a little food for thought:
What I have, dear, you have not.
If you did, I’d be bereft—
Even now there’s not much left!
 
Maybe we could share a crumb.
Of my store, I’ll give you some.
Surely you’ll reciprocate;
Thus our hunger we will sate.

 
 
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