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August 12.20: Coping


Morning came

too quietly,

neither chirp nor trill,

but only cicada’s

serrated drone.

A very timid cricket

tuned his small pipe.

There I stood,

knee-deep in July,

prickly and unsure,

so restless was the quiet.

Now the dark of August nights

and no firefly winks.

The Green Heron blats

like fallow French horn

once or twice a day,

and maple leaves,


bleed at their edges.

Do I imagine

the urgency?

Time is out of sorts,

as am I.



12 thoughts on “August 12.20: Coping

  1. This is marvelous in so many ways.

  2. I love this. It’s the answer to the heat waves (plural) and the virus that never ends and keeps on giving. Thank you for posting today and every day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Judy! Indeed, the virus that keeps on giving. Our masked world is not a healthy one.

      Change of subject: have you noticed troubles with WordPress? The Likes aren’t coming through, and I’ve been noticing other problems also. Could be I’m not the only one.

  3. Those green leaves seem to be singing despite the out of jointness which I feel too. I have been having a few problems today with both your site and Laurie’s getting to the likes. I ended up searching for you in the Reader which (today) is working OK for me. It might be more widespread – I haven’t been around much to find out. These things do not seem to stay still for as long as they might, to all our comforts.

    • I’m guessing the out-of-joint feeling is fairly common. Nothing seems right. But the green in the sunlight does seem to be singing. and we’ll take that as some small sign of rightness. I do want to think it’s somewhere.

      Thanks for your observations about my site and Laurie’s. It’s been most confounding.

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