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no weary greys
or shades in between
i race the river bank
to find sun trickling
through snow & ice
tracking new growth
the burst of the crocus
a lily amongst thorns
i search for colours
earth’s fullest panoply
yes, i shall wear flowers
and i will dream and dance
oh, let me imitate life!

© 2014 S. Michaels

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Catkin Landscape


Love this great image from Aditix…enjoy!

Originally posted on Aditix Pictures:

“Sitting peacefully doing nothing spring comes and the grass grows all by itself.”

Zen saying

You know that spring has arrived in this part of the world when you see these tiny furballs on trees.

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Andy’s Day

i try to think
what it’s like for u
a typical Andy’s day.
i know u grew up with less
and u don’t ask for much.
i know u love going to work
and u make me feel proud.
u r always, always on time
and never miss the bus.
u see life different
somehow like parades
and confetti in sunshine.
a mumbler behind u sez
‘here comes the Down’s’
and i wanna scream.
but u just smile and hum
listenin to sum i-tunes
and wearin yur dad’s fedora
like a total kool kat
being exactly who u r
like walkin’ on water

2014 S.Michaels
Brown Paper Bag

image: desktopnexus.com


Light Years

it’s way too long
can’t remembr wen i saw u
but heard u r a single dad.
seems no one seez u now
u must have no time
and I gess u don’t hav
yur old set of wheels.

i hear Sheela saw u on a bus
by sub-sdiz-d daycare
one cold day last week.

She sez you had both boys
each with a Buzz Lightyear toy
wings out, ready to fly.

She sez u looked real happy
the kids were happy 2.
cool! u’d be a great dad.
i always knew it.


© 2014 S. Michaels
Brown Paper Bag

image: wallpaper4god.com



hey, so ya remember back wen
u were real broken?
i knew u were bent outta shape
by a zillion things gone wrong
but u wuldn’t talk about it.
i saw u feeding sum sparrows
at your feet out in the sun
your face crumpled in tears
and a lunch bag full’a dreams.
i kinda knew u were thinking
u were worthless or sum-thing.
that was then and this is now.
so i hope u know better now
how yur true worth can NOT
can’t ev’r get meazured
in dollars n’ nonsense.
and no one can put a $
or a price tag on yur soul.
just sayin’…i’m with u.


© 2014 S.Michaels
Brown Paper Bag

image: desk7.net


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Egg Salad


i know u said u never
dyed any easter eggs.
but i know u lik egg salad on brown
an ya got 2 for $4.75 at ‘The Sev’.
u said u felt nervous an scared
goin ta yur furst job in years.
don’t blame you a bit, i been there.
i seen u stuck yur pay-as-u-go
cellphone inside  yur jackit.
like it wuz gold, an tha lunch bag!
u held on lik it wuz yur last meal.
i culd tell u wuz scared but happy too
no kiddin. just goin somewhere,
kinda makes u wanna smile.
btw, watchin’ ya tryin ta make a go
of things, i alwas think about
the time Jesus said…
the last will be furst
and the first will be last.

© 2014 S. Michaels
Brown Paper Bag

image: wallcoo.com


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