A Standard Time


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It’s been pumpkins
Goblins, princesses,
Zombies and more
No control with left-over candy
Snow in the forecast
And now time changes
A mind in overload
An internal clock
In conflict with the outside world
Two times zones trying to adjust

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Against the back drop
Of winters’ approach
When the night overcomes the day
And the sun at its’ height
Provides no warmth
Maybe I go back to bed
To wake in the spring
We’ll see how the day goes
To give my brain time
To rewind
To set back or forth
To a standard time

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Time Zone Funk

Curious Friday: Kicking Leaves


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It starts with a spot of color here
A dash of color there
That builds up
To all the true colors of leaves
That give a display
As plants prepare for winter

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Winds howl, leaves fly
Piles and mounds of leaves gather
Why is hard to resist
A walk thru
Kicking leaves for the sound and a simple joy

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Truth be told, out of respect for my neighbors I do mow and shred my leaves, to make a mulch like a forest duff

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Subtle Signs of a Season


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The subtle signs that change with each day
Beyond the green to yellow, orange and red
In a display before the winds and rain
That strip the colors on the horizon
To become a blanket over the earth

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It is the subtle signs of change
From bounty
To migration
Hibernation
Dormancy
And even death

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The subtle signs of change
Life preparing to endure the harshness of winter
And the instinctual knowing
That spring and life will come again

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray


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In the cycle of life
In the orbit of earth
In its’ position to the sun
Seasons change
A leaf emerges
It has the wonder
To take light, water and materials
To create nourishment
For the tree to grow
It is nibbled, chewed, sucked and burrowed
Food for many others
Until near the seasons’ end
As the color and moisture
Drains away
It falls to the earth
Where it continues to provide
Life in the soil
And the substance
For the new seasons’
That will cycle