Is a new beginning

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When the days grow quieter
and the sound of silence
becomes the norm
it can usher in
a companion of sorrow
who feels the memories
and hears the giggles
inside of blanket forts.

When the days grow quieter
and the sound of aging
becomes a ticking clock
it can usher in
the companion of…

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How quietness finds me

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Quietness has found me
in the lull
between hot, hot afternoons
and this spell
of a cool grey morning.

The lavender calls me,
“come and rest in our faded purple spheres.”

Quietness turns me still.
A nostalgic place
where my soul knows
I am a grey morning
with chartreuse leaves
scalloping a tired landscape…

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from an arpeggio sun

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The birds line up
on a tired fence
waiting
to soar with the sprinklers

while the rabbits
take refuge
under each bush
waiting

for their evening’s offering
of carrots and apples
next to a water dish
and fresh rose petals too

waiting
for coolness
from an arpeggio sun
burning a door for the…

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A poem

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Before the sultry sun slips away,
the rabbits gather
one by one
along the edges of nibble and eat.

What awaits them is a treat.
A smattering of carrots
a rose petal salad
apples quartered and spaced
two feet by two feet.

They speak with a twitch
from their brown pooled…

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Carolyn Riker

Carolyn Riker

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Poetry is my first love. Inspired by intuition & my chunky ginger cat. My favorite place is by the sea, sipping espressos and daydreaming.