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Simple Pleasures

 

There is a field here

on one of the main roads

that was left alone and not developed

 

it's For Sale

but the weathered sign now leans

for lack of interest

 

the field in its neglect

is now home to a beautiful patch

of Texas Bluebonnets

that looks like a lake of pure blue water

 

people come from all over

in the coolness of Springtime

to tromp among...

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Don't Mind Me

 

I wanted to donate

my brain to science

but they adamantly refused

to accept it

saying it was only

a mediocre mind at best

and not worth the expense

of a glass jar

not to mention the time

and manpower that would have

to be spent trying to find out

why it malfunctioned

they said it could possibly be used

for comparison to mice minds

which also are tiny

...

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STIFF

 

As Winter ends

and Spring explodes

I feel the aching

in my bones

 

At my old age

it can't be fixed

like frozen limbs

my bones are stiff

 

Yet around the corner

heat portends

as seasons change

limbs will now bend

 

There comes relief

when heat persists

how nice it is

not to be stiff.

 

 

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