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Startled by Nature #NationalPoetryMonth #NaPoWriMo #PoetryFriday

Greetings from NY’s Hudson Valley, where I’m on a mini road trip. It’s a drippy, dreary day, but I’m wishing you a happy Poetry Friday and tail end of National Poetry Month! 643 more words


When we got up temperatures were just above freezing, and they were predicted to be dropping all day long. The animals needed feeding, and the dogs were frisky in the cool drizzle. 388 more words


Anniversary Aggravation


she observes

the uptick in hypervigilance

she startles these days

significantly more often

than her norm

jumping out of her skin

without provocation

approach with silent footfalls… 123 more words