My Mirror Lies Constantly

Daily Prompt, Poems

Tick Tock

My mirror lies constantly;
who’s that lady reflected?
That’s not me!
With the gray strands
and the oval face
more my mom’s than mine.
Yes, my mirror lies
for in amber light,
I see the me I remember.

 

Posted for and very loosely inspired by the Daily Prompt: The Clothes (May) Make the (Wo)man
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The Cadence Still Rings

Daily Prompt, Photographs, Poems

Stretch of Road

Sometimes footsteps echo along
the stretch of road in somber song
and, when faded, is all the more profound
for soon the sound in other noises drowns.
But for a few, with ears attuned, the cadence
still rings and so today bow in obeisance.

 

Posted for and loosely inspired by the Daily Prompt: Linger
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Life, in Shadows, Blooms

Daily Prompt, Photographs, Poems

White African Daisy in Shadow

Sometimes life, in shadows, blooms
while sunlight entombs,
and envy blinds the one
who wishes only for the sun,
for brightness holds no monopoly
over a life lived joyfully.
So, take the sun with the clouds
lest you be by the day cowed.

Holey White African Daisy

 

Posted for and loosely inspired by the Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Monster
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