Meager beginnings

From tiny seeds grow Towering evergreen pines Gotta start somewhere

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How old would you be

She was a woman of a certain age, an age where she was told how she speaks, how she dresses, how she conducts herself was unbecoming a woman of her maturity. She felt like a pedestrian pedestrian walking through life head down, stumbling through traffic uninspired. The fortune teller’s sign, unnoticed on other trips downtown, […]

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The window dark

What lurks in the dark Behind neglected windows A life forsaken

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Layers upon layers

New year, new layer Building upon each other Stronger together

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Waiting game

Winds bellow, rains rage A storm’s coming, where or when It’s a waiting game I live on the Florida Panhandle and am watching Hurricane Irma’s track very closely. Current forecasts have the storm skirting around where I live, so I think we’re safe. Hopefully, she’ll continue moving more east-northeast into open water, and away from […]

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Natural numbers

In mathematics, Fibonacci numbers are an integer sequence created when each subsequent number following the first two numbers is the sum of the preceding two: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144… These sequences can be seen everywhere in nature – in the kernel pattern of a sunflower, the petal […]

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Backed into a corner

To follow the crowd Is an easy way to live Yet is never best Backs you into a corner Always think outside the box Tanka is a Japanese 31-syllable poem traditionally written as a single, unbroken line. English versions are usually divided into a 5-line form with a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count.

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