Dragonfly

Dragonflies are among my favorite insects.  Mainly because they feed on mosquitos.  There have been plenty of mosquitos this summer–just like in 2013, when this was written.

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As dragonfly’s
Lives went
Life was good
As, good as
Life, could be

Frequent rainfall
And, an abundance
Of mosquitos
There’d been
A narrow escape
From a predator

This insectian
Acrobat, with
Eyes of
Turquoise blue
Paused, briefly
On a branch

Did dragonflies
Show emotions?
Because, this
Dragonfly, had
A grin, from
Ear-to-ear

–Image, Craig Roberts–

Cumulonimbus

We’ve had a lot of storms lately, like four years ago, when this was written.

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Streaked, time

Lapsed stars

Accented

Cumulonimbus

Cloud castles

That, bubbled

In a boiling

Mass, destined

For destruction

Torn apart

By, jagged

Flashes, of

Lightning

Released

Rain drops

In, hot

Humid

Summer

Night sky

–Photo by Wayne Cloud–WX–

Mississippi Moonrise

Moonlit tidal flats set a mystic mood four years ago.

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Orange-tinted moonlight
Reflected, in tidal flats
Bi-valves gulped, through
Holes in beach sand

Bullied, broken shells
Unattached, sand grains
Drifted, with each
Ingress and egress

Capricious, waters
Continued onslaught
Until sweet truces’
Final sigh

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On One Particularly Beautiful Day

A beautiful day in the neighborhood. A good day to do just about anything.

Beginning with a long walk along the bay, watching fish jump for entertainment. Or, whatever fish jumped for–catching prey, impressing fish of the opposite sex–who knew?

Breaking for witty banter with some of the neighbors. Wasn’t traffic near the newly-opened amusement park beginning to snarl?

The pooches had a friendly get-together. There were no canine disagreements. What kind of dog was a Feist? Nobody
knew exactly.

“It was a small hunting dog.” “It was the same as a rat terrier?” “A Jack Russell?” “Must have been from Germany–the name sounded Germanic.”

Business was closed without any new business. The consensus was to wait-and-see on the Feist dog. One of the neighbors was acquiring a new pup.

Camaraderie

A sunny post from four years ago, saved to enjoy on a gloomy day.

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Good friends
Asters, marigolds
Ignored, bougainvillea’s
Thorny barbs, enjoyed
The camaraderie
Peered over
The backyard
Picket fence
Wasn’t, it
A beautiful day?

Who was
The prettiest?
They, talked
About the weather
Whether, there
Was more
Water, more
Sunlight, on
The fences’
Other side?

 

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