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Connections: January 13.17

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAI live next door

to three little boys

three times the life

three times the joys

(you thought I was going to say noise, didn’t you?)

perpetual motion

hilarity reigns

six little legs

endless ball games

they never stop

they never yield

come winter or summer

my yard is outfield.

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Connections: July 13

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAYesterday was sticky hot

the air was thick as mush

but I had to grab my camera

and get out there in a rush.

This visitor, this summer sprite,

this unabashed  flirt,

demanded my

attentive eye

and mud upon my skirt.

But would he alight, becalm his wings?

Sit still for just a

mo?

No!

He just kept whirring

blurring

flitting to and fro.

I chased that Casanova

’round marigold and bee

and wondered if my neighbors

had a butterfly net for me.

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Connections: September 16

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAWe started today with a manhunt. Police cars, helicopter, sirens,

and there on the news an aerial view of my neighborhood from that helicopter:

flashing red and blue lights and school buses,

homes with breakfast lights golden through the crepe of morning gray.

How like a transient shadow

the illusion of safety.

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