Whirl 113

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moonshine tonight

a few stars

take the night off

*

hapless old man

stumbling over anything

in his path

*

one scoop of flour

she bakes his favorite cookies

melting his resolve

*

off limits

he hides his feelings

in a man cave

*

her favorite cup

shatters in his hand

bitter tea

*

after the wake

she longs to tell him

all about it

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teenaged girls

trying for solemnity

suppress a giggle

*

a cut flower

falling from her hair

is forgotten

*

an old man

carrying both suitcases

lightens her load

*

in a single breath

a sense of the holy one

calms her fears

*

a new graduate

anxious to shed his childhood

splits for college

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a curmudgeon

chattering about the old days

misses the sunrise

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how crazy is she

the old one, listening still

to bee and frog song?

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ยฉ2013 Wabi Sabi

For The Sunday Whirl ‘moonshine, anything, scoop, cave, shatters, wake, giggle, cut, load,sense, ย splits, crazy, chattering’

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16 thoughts on “Whirl 113

  1. Beautiful and enjoyed them all!! ………And sometimes the moon takes a day off too, and then the stars are all in!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hehehehe!! Still imagining how the buzz and croak would sound together!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. one scoop of flour
    she bakes his favorite cookies
    melting his resolve

    My favorite chapter of your delightful story. I used to bake cookies for my dad. I loved those “cookie smiles”.

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    • I guess my reference to graduation was confusing for YOU then. Hight school graduation (after 12th grade) is a big deal here. Most kids go to college  (university) after that and they look forward to getting out from under their parents watchful eye. (Not always such a good thing!)

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