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Half Done

The book is well written and poetic but it doesn’t appeal to me.¬† I will finish reading it because it is for book club. It is the kind of book I have to take to my reading hideout in the market parking lot and finish as I eat an oversize sandwich on whole wheat with choice of pickle, celery or carrots and drink dark roast coffee. I can’t read this book at home.More to the truth, I won’t read it at home. The afternoon sun will fade. Grey nothing best described as late afternoon surrounds the car and I drive home. It is the way this book is tolerated. In a few days there will be a meeting and we will have a good time as usual for this is the book that has brought us together. A well written, poetic book,complicated and thoughtfully done, it has merit. Historical, educational, sensitive and bluntly graphic with images of sunlight on the feathers of geese and the flight of a terrified child falling into defective net,a flag held by other children,breaking both arms and no one coming to help. It has become a chore and most likely worth finishing to get the full benefit.¬† My book, which I’ve never written glints in the moonlight. No geese.

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Don’t Worry Season

Under the split maple in the front yard

still

 covered with banks of snow the clump of snowdrop flowers

imagines

blasts of wind in the icy rain because I know

they will be

there

Squirrels and rabbits have found the piles of torn stale bread left on the barrel as a gesture of interspecies celebration of longer days

Morning pages, journals and small spurts of action signifying a continual quest for simplicity and reduction of baggage

Telephone messages

Supplemented renewal but in due time

Snowdrops still

under

the snow

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