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Connections: January 28

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAGrandma says we need fresh air!

It’s time to climb and jog!

Grandma seems a wee bit daft;

we think she’s slipped a cog.

It’s quite all right

to say OUTSIDE!

when there’s no ice floe

 on the slide,

but today it’s frozen

like our digits —

really, Grandma,

there are limits!

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Connections: January 27

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAIf you are colorless

like death

parchment shade of yourself

suspended

over winter water

— leering mirror

waggly-lined mockery of the real —

bent ever closer

to the purr of cold,

solitary

  unclothed

    but for frost’s wrap,

    rooted in a clay famine

   thick with indifference,

then

you are caregiver.

Warmth and shelter of Denial

hoarded by others,

yours the endless winter of dementia

never

never

 spring.

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Connections: January 25

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAI’m so excited I’m sky-blue-pink!

I can barely write

and hardly think!

My amaryllis, so long dormant,

finally wakened

and relieved my torment.

I planted it on December 1st

zealously sunned it

and tended its thirst.

But it wouldn’t sprout

and my scruples multiplied

until last week

when I knew it hadn’t died.

A portent of great beauty

from its recalcitrant bulb gut —

you will politely refrain from noting

it looks a lot like Jabba the Hutt.

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