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Fifty-3

My swimsuit slips below the hips upon turning flips.

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Saturday Clean-up

Crowd out the weeds with fern and flower. Don’t give bad seeds room to spread and sprout.

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Introspection

Sitting in the hot tub, pondering, my mind wanders.

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I would rather

I would rather be woke over asleep at the wheel.

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Choice

Choice–my rooted guide.

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Anger Cures

Lace up those running shoesFor a pre-dawn runA mile or two will do(or ten) Take your rescue puppyFor a nighttime neighborhood strollStop. Talk with neighborsDon’t forget to listen (even laugh) Congregate at the parkAnd mingle with the massesWho have gathered for a causeAnd walk (for a cure)

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Fuzzy Fear

Something is not rightI cannot name what is wrongBut it hurts the heartLike foods that cause belly fatAnd stress without rest

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Idling

We sitbehind a wheelblasting coolair(sometimes hot) Waitingfor ourturnat the windowto exchangea few dollars fora crispy chickensandwichora doublebacon burger(with cheese) We sitidlingpassing gasto an alreadychoking sky Shouldn’t weBe usinga walk-upwindowinstead?

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Moniker

Don’tcall me honey sweetiebuddy boss big guy dudeslugger champ scooter chiefcaptain sport tiger partnerdaddy dude If youcan’t bother to learnmy name Don’t call meanything

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My mother

My motheris a verb While sleepingas a youngchild, I wouldoften awakeonly to find Momworkingon tasks left undoneduring regular hours I would find hersewingironing or foldingfreshly-washedlaundrywhile quietly watchingmidnight showsto keep her company When shewould sleepI did not know

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