Viral Blogging ~ 4.27.20

More or Less

More foxtails on the run,
less contrails blocking the sun.
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More stars brighter in the sky,
less cars passing by.
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More community chipping in,
less immunity near friend and kin.
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More recipes than able cooks,
less crime and story-book crooks.
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More coffee at home to taste,
less plastic cups go to waste.
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Less junkmail, and trips to the mall,
more dog walks and real phone calls.
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Less to complain about “before,”
more consideration at our core.
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Less of what others perceive,
more of what we actually need.
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Less noise and throwing stones,
more of stardust in our bones.
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Less contrails blocking the sun,
more foxtails on the run.

ag ~ 2020

contrails and foxtails
a wispy wave
to the morning

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It’s the last day of February, 2019, and the ending to my practice of writing at least one haiku per day for National Haiku Writers Month–always February. I missed only a couple of days including yesterday. The practice of writing a daily haiku is more of an exercise in taking a closer look at moments that often get ignored or diluted in busy-ness. It’s also a great practice in articulating and editing just enough to give these moments breath and respect. For all of this and more–I am grateful.

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beginnings and endings
false starts and fine finishes
always in the editing