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(Not) A Poem a Day: A Pleasant Surprise

Photo credit: Greg Rosenke

A Pleasant Surprise

It is always a pleasant surprise–

like finding money in your pocket

or

nabbing the last popsicle

in the box–

that you uncover a nest

of ladybugs

red, polka dotted and

tumbling out into the

spring garden.

They are as surprised

as I.

(Not) A Poem a Day: Thoughts

Photo: Cerqueira, Unsplash

THOUGHTS

I snatch at my thoughts

like a child with a net

chasing butterflies.

Though I capture one,

pinning it down

to gently wrestle with it,

two,

three,

four others

flit about just out of reach

more provoking

more distracting

than the one I now

hold.

(Unrevised) Poem of the Day: Marmalade

Marmalade

Marmalade,

my old, faithful cat

lies at my feet

curled around herself.

Like a rug

washed too many times,

she is patchy

and frayed

and thinning.

She no longer gives service

for catching mice

or for kittenly entertainment,

but like any good dog,

she is a cat of

loyalty

and presence

and enduring love.

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