Sunday, August 09, 2020

1518 - Danger!

 Sarcastic comments—
The curse of the internet.
Give them a wide berth.
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1517 - What? Raining?

 Some much needed rain.
It has been a dry season.
It gives us flowers.
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1516 - Forget the Scurvy Dogs!

 Grandson's new insult,
Fitting for a small pirate—
"Rusty Sea Crumpet!"
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1515 - What a drip!

 A large water bill—
The hidden cost of plumbing.
Ten times the normal.
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1514 - THE Virus

 Strange time to be ill.
People ask anxious questions—
Is it the virus?
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1513 - Day 2 Level 4.

 Day Two Level Four.
A walk in the cold and the rain.
Grateful to get out.
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1512 - Enconomies of Feather

Little bird painting.
Was accused of saving paint.
Just saving colours.
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1511 - Unheard of!

 Leftover pizza.
(There really is such a thing.)
The chooks got the crust.
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Saturday, August 01, 2020

1510 - Thank You

An on-line message
About a long-dropped bottle
On the sea of time.
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1509 - The Magic Question

You wake tomorrow–
Your problem has been resolved.
What is it you see?
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1508 - Tipping Point

Who would have thought it?
Leading the Football tipping!
Cunning trumps knowledge.
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1507 - Executive Order

The slow Fascist creep–
Freedoms are disappearing.
Where will it all end?
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1506 - Daily Rituals

Daily rituals–
To prepare for what's ahead,
To settle the mind.
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1505 - North of the Border

A job in Queensland
But too many negatives–
Had to turn it down.
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1504 - Climate of Denial

La la la la la–
We hide our head in the sand.
But still it happens.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

1503 - The Law of Scarcity

All of a sudden—
Bam! I am now a resource.
Retrenchments do that.
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1502 - Four Stomach Brain

The mind is a cow.
It takes in the verbal chaff
And then ruminates.
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1501 - Music Lessons

A midnight magpie—
Same song, over and over.
Practicing its chords.
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1500 - Spoiled for choice.

What to eat tonight?
There is so much to choose from.
A first world problem.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

1499 - What's three years in chook years?

Three years with the chooks.
Gave them some chocolate cake—
Will I get choc eggs?
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1498 - In a fog

Mandatory masks
And the fogging  of glasses—
A sign of the times.
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1497 - Too much water

Called out a plumber—
Water seeping from the ground.
Could be expensive.
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Sunday, July 19, 2020

1496 - Wants & Needs

Sign of happiness:
There is so much stuff to want
But I have enough.
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1495 - But boring.

If all were like me
And if all did what I do—
I would be normal!
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1494 - Normal(ish)

A winter weekend.
Just doing the normal things.
My kind of normal.
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1493 - Exit Rat

Came to visit chooks.
Was not a good career move.
Adieu Mister Rat.
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1492 - Did not connect...

Isolated life.
The electronic network
Is a lifeless thing.
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1491 - Cast in Hope

I put it out there
But see nothing in return.
A pearl before swine?
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

1490 - Bastille Day

It is Bastille Day!
Forgot to order croissants.
Oh well, c'est la vie.
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Monday, July 13, 2020

1489 - Lockdown Haircut

Secateurs and saw.
Gave the garden a haircut.
Rather severe one.
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1488 - Treadmill

I am still working.
I guess it is a good thing—
Deferred freedom.
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1487 - Not on the news.

Daily gratitudes.
Focus the mind on the good.
Start the day with love.
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1486 - The Savannah Mind

The familiar—
It gives us inner comfort.
A blanket of...what?
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1485 - Death Wish

It is full of lies.
So why do we watch the news?
Negative bias.
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Saturday, July 11, 2020

1484 - Masked Stranger

I now have a mask!
A sweet home-made fabric one
With pretty patterns.
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1483 - Hate your work.

Talkback radio—
A machine spewing venom;
Makes money from hate.
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