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I Love You

Couple's sign-I love you
photo credit:pixabay.com/en/users/adinavoicu-485024/.

I love what I must cling to
As well as what I must set free ...

The Certainty of Uncertainty

between the devil and the deep blue sea
Photo Credit: Lubo Minar on Unsplash

One of life's ongoing torments is the certainty of uncertainty. Every decision we make comes with at least two, if not multiple choices, often leaving us between the devil and the deep blue sea.

On Waking

On waking
Photo Credit:
Robert Nelson on Unsplash

I wish that at eight
It wasn't too late
For the poetry to rise to the top

Dog Chews

dog chews
Photo Credit:
Malcfinch71 – Pixabay

Dogs chew. Instinct compels chewing, especially for teething puppies.

My husband and I are no experts on dog behavior. Our dog, Bailey, tore holes in carpets and ate the knob off my cooktop. He also ate several keys off my husband’s notebook before we found a way that worked for all of us and put a stop to undesirable chewing.

Ode to Long Distance Love

phone wires at night
Photo credit: StockSnap - Pixabay

there was just electricity between us
the magical night we met;
no music,
no wine–
just screens and keyboards–
but yet …

Emotional Cheating

secret
Photo Credit: Kristina Flour - Unsplash.com

I heard a new term the other day, "emotional cheating." I'm not sure what it means. In addition, there seems to be quite a flap over whether an emotional cheater should confess his behavior to his partner. I was surprised to read that several of the sexperts believe that emotional cheaters should lay their souls bare to their partners as if you had a hands-on tryst.

Birth Day

newborn baby
photo credit: Unsplash.com, @dezart

We are conceived in darkness.
Sperm meets egg and growth begins
in sweet mystey of Mother’s womb.
A place of warmth where new sensations,
sound and touch are realized.

Mid-Winter Reverie

mockingbird
Photo credit: @jackez2010-unsplash.com

I. Looking out her window in the gray November,
She saw the squirrel in his leafless tree,
fretting, nattering constantly
She heard the goose's call resound
As rhythmic wings carried him through space.

Cats: Tooth and Nail

Photo credit: https://unsplash.com/@kerber

Pet safety usually means keeping your pet safe but part of that is keeping yourself and the people in your life safe from your pet's instinctive behaviors.

Crumpled Words

crumpled papers
photo credit: https://unsplash.com/@moyse

Her tears held the page in place

A torrent of emotion obsured its face,

In words smeared and blurred

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