Prickly Days & Pretty in Pink




Prickly Days

On prickly days,

she puts up shields

like tiny daggers.

Fields and fields

of unyielding points

in their posture,

protecting her


every imposter.

Stay on guard.


ward off everything

that tries to get in

her precious yard.


Pretty in Pink

pale pink petals


watered down

from everything

she lets in

sitting pretty

pretty in pink

she peels

herself open

wink wink

pale pink petals

nectar harvest time


suckling sublime

she whimpers

take everything

take everything

of mine


  1. Two lovely pretty pieces πŸ™‚ Short but revealing. Do you ever compare your voice now to early recordings to see how delivery is progressing, the listener now feels more aware, almost a feeling of being there πŸ™‚ Great work πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t usually go back and listen/read. It is hard for me to hear/read my older stuff. I cringe. It does feel more comfortable to record my poetry now though. Thank you for your comment and support, David. πŸ™‚

  2. Good afternoon I guess it’s now and you’re right they compliment each other’s perfectly πŸ‘Œ some days we’re protected with many shields and other days we’re so open and soft…
    But of course you said them perfectly because you’re the expert 😊
    Your voice is better but seems you still a bit sick , hope you will recover completely πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Yes, still a little sick! Almost a week now. Ugh. Hoping all better by my race!
      Thank you. πŸ’—πŸ’—
      These are from my yard! So fun to write and photograph.
      That was exactly what I was going for! πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ’

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      1. Hope you will be great by your race πŸ’—πŸ’— Great to find suitable pictures for the subject in the yard, certainly fun πŸ™‚ Enjoy your day and weekend πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ’—πŸ‘ (elephant?) hahaha my best friend is obsessed with elephants

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      2. πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ’—πŸ‘ Does the elephant show up with a tiny heart on its trunk? Mine does on my phone but not the computer. Have a great day!

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