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Connections: November 27.16

2016-11-01-bougainvilleaWhile winter creeps in

cold and unfeeling

the pet bougainvillea

cavorts to the ceiling

scoffing at frost

in leafy profusion

flaunting its tentacled

optical illusion.

More thanks to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives

and applause for the D.J.Berg Green Thumb.

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Connections: April 4

2015-02 - 95 - FireplaceAh, the April fireside

what could be more cozy

as the gentle breath of spring

turns my cheeks all numb and rosy?

As fluffy flakes of snow

pile on the daffy-down-dilly

and twinkling dabs of frost besmirch

emergent spears of lily,

what’s a gardener to do

but sulk at fireplace

and contemplate her chilblains

instead of pansy face?

More thanks to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives.

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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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