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Then crossed
logs and turtles,
taxis and eight wheel trucks,
cars race across dotted lines. Splat.
Frogger.
 

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Frogger,
a classic tale
of an amphibian,
who evades foes and reaches home
alive
 

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Alive
with hints of spring.
Still, the garden’s little
more than a dwindling list of much
too soons.

(Sorry about the last line. I'm sure no one would object if the next poster used, too soon.)
 

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"Too soons"
in a dessert,
paycheck or finding love,
celebrate. For how tragic if
"too late"
 

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Too late
the new sun's touch
soft caressed your shoulder.
The time has passed and now you’re late
to work
 

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To work
with my clients
first I make appointments
then I print out their paperwork
tick tock
 

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Tick tock,
so goes the clock.
At the door comes a knock.
Ignore or answer then unlock?
Too late.
 

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Too late
for another
glass of wine or dessert
or just too early for breakfast?
Neither!
 

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Neither
one thought to ask,
neither cared to answer.
Still, morning finds you here, like
spring snow.
 

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By dawn
one life relived
grieving, loving, lauding,
gracious streaming light releasing
Dreaming
 

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Dreaming
eyes closed, sleeping
draining stressful worries
mercifully unremembered
After
 

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After
The Gold Rush
plays
ever so softly in
the background. Did you do it, or
did I?
 

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[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]Did I[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]bring you to dearth?[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]Lie in the bed you make.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]I will be here to rumple sheets[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]with you.[/FONT][/FONT]
 

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With you
games seem so real,
so intense. Every time
someone must loose so you can win.
So sad.
 

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So sad—
roses wilting
in the fierce mid-day heat.
Those resisting will soon greet the
first frost.
 

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“Keep us,
keep us,” they beg.
Like a god, I choose which
roses die in warm rooms and which
by frost.
 

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by frost
his weary eyes,
soft voice, ever wistful,
accept the brief, cold days that come
with age
 

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With age
I grow crooked.
The grace of my lines bend.
Tell me again how to revive
in love.
 
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"In love"
what weighty words.
Inexplicably so.
Befuddling, and as begiling,
as you
 
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as you
make life your own
remember who loved you
who failed you and who survived you
my child
 

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A true story..


My child
cannot speak words,
fumbles in his small steps;
but touches with his fingers, eyes,
in love.
 
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