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September

Posted in Writers & Writing with tags , on September 18, 2017 by kozmicdogz

The crepe myrtle intensifies,
The hydrangeas turn to rust,
and Dogwoods turn orange and brittle
autumn is upon us;

although still warming afternoons
the summer slips away
and the sun starts sleeping earlier
each and everyday.

© 2017 kozmicdogz

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Paprika

Posted in Writers & Writing with tags , on June 7, 2017 by kozmicdogz

Although Cinnamon & Paprika

are similar in color

one does not belong on oatmeal.

Sold.

Posted in Dreams, Writers & Writing with tags , , , , on May 3, 2017 by kozmicdogz

The family house still under construction in a new neighborhood built on farmland. When we moved in, the road was still dirt and the grass was still growing on the recently seeded yards. There were few trees except the few they built around. There was a huge tulip poplar in the back yard of the house next door.  It is still there.

We would gather to play under its branches with our friends.

Across the street was a field that still had cows grazing on it before more new houses were built.

Walking to school we would pass horses in a fenced in corral next to one of the two original farm houses.

There was no beltway. There was no McDonalds. There was no shopping mall. It was quiet and the sky was big and you could see the stars come out at night.

Just short of 60 years later the house has passed on to a new family and the remaining members of the old family remember the big hole in the ground, the dirt yard, and the creek at the end of the street.

Birthdays…

Posted in Dreams, Food, Writers & Writing with tags , , on February 26, 2017 by kozmicdogz

cake2

 

Another year old.
If one is lucky this will continue.
More aches,
more pains coming unannounced,
over hearing whispers about friends and friends’ parents.
We are not the same
and never will be again,
but that is ok
that is the way it just
happens.

 

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Coconut

Just to be clear…

Posted in Politics, Richmond, Writers & Writing with tags on February 3, 2017 by kozmicdogz

Ok, just to be clear you cannot believe anything that the current administration says.

If you even think for a second, “that doesn’t sound so bad” go back to sleep or smack yourself awake and stand up.

They are liars and will do anything for money.

Greed is their god,

power is their game.

#resist

The Flag is coming down…

Posted in Politics, Writers & Writing with tags , , on January 19, 2017 by kozmicdogz

I am a flag guy. We had a flag pole in the front yard for as long as I can remember. My father was a WWII veteran spending almost 4 years in Australia and New Guinea. We flew the flag at holidays. We flew the flag for birthdays. we flew the flag for visitors. We flew the flag every chance we got.

We followed the rules. We didn’t let it touch the ground and my father taught us how to fold it properly into a triangle. I flew the flag for a full year after the attack on 9/11.

The United States flag is a strong symbol of this country. It has not always been a popular symbol for everyone and has represented some pretty awful things over the course of its history. But I see it as a symbol for all of the people of this country and I claim this flag as mine too.

This past election day I put the flag up at my house. My intention was just to fly it that one day, but because of the outcome of the election and I have flown it 24×7 since. I will be taking it down sometime tonight January 19th, the last day of President Obama’s second term.

It will remain in the closet for the next 4 years.

Although I may not be able to stand it and I may fly it once a year on June 14th, for Flag Day.

January not January

Posted in Writers & Writing with tags on January 18, 2017 by kozmicdogz

Half moon rising
Northern blue skies with
fog in the South
Dark clouded front moving east
and the birds are scrounging.
Feels more like spring
than the middle of winter.

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