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The Gully Washer

Clouds are gathered

ready for a summer rain

heat exsiccates the falls

some flowers begin to wane

Akin to waterfalls

the gully washer began

a real lifesaver for plants

part of the plan

Thunder and lightening

a dramatic show

all life is fed

including the river below

The sun returns

clouds are now dry

plants perk up

colors magnify

Humidity rises

rainbow shines in the steam

all is well

a midsummer dream

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Spaghetti highway

Lonely on a busy highway

a reminder of life right now

pretense that we are all together

having a fun powwow

So many different avenues

everyone taking a different route

passing each other

there is no way out

In the spaghetti junction

deciding to race

weaving in and out

hoping to escape

Others decide to join

having fun going great speeds

some jumping the barriers

others fighting for the lead

Is there an exit

no one knows for sure

it’s a little fun

creating a detour

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Rescue

Through the mist

came a guttural cry

having slid down the rocks

afraid it may die

Rain coming down

typical for this calendar day

causing slime to develop

slippery where ivy frays

Coming to rescue

is the animal’s mate

slowly hanging on

to a nature wall plate

Extending a paw

together they rise

reaching safety

that is verbalized

Disappearing in the mist

on the to the next adventure

there is a rainbow in the falls

celebrating victory in the venture

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Midsummer Adventure

The impressive sunset

called to the man

having a vacuous smile

he floated away from the land

Foolish things

this takes the cake

an adventure

may be a mistake

Floating farther

trying to touch the sun

to reach the horizon

before the day is done

Margarita was part of it

giving him false courage

kicking his feet

ignoring the current

The moon rose

his mission had failed

someone called the coast guard

rescue detailed

Waking up

the guard opened the jail

with a hangover

he had made bail

Now lying in a hammock

waking from a pleasant dream

traveling the world

with margaritas and ice cream

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Dream Life

Relaxing in the morning air

after the night’s rain

skittering my pole

quietness to maintain

My future

up in the air

how to make a living

and have some to spare

In this beautiful place

idioms filled my mind

what to tell others

whose life views are blind

Living off the land

exciting to me

coming from the dust

living carefree

Catching a fish

taking it back to the hut

cooking it on the fire

flavoring with walnuts

Living a simple life

happy as can be

no explanation needed

because I am free

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Shag Wig

Reaching into a surreal world

searching for the shag wig

the colorful bush holds many things

treasures within the twigs

First pulling out a screw

from a project long past

setting it aside

wondering how long it will last

Next came a bone

buried by the dog

throwing in the yard

oops, hit a frog

Finding my shag wig

an interesting site

the color washed out

now muddy with some white

Washing it out

placing it on my head

family is laughing

at how far it spreads

Walking away

it’s a great new look

suddenly a bird grabs it

an efficient crook

Back in the house

recovering from the ordeal

grateful for the ordinary

bald head is now ideal

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Cycle

A war fractures the community

sending many to a new land

survivors coalesced in a boat

colloquial talented people taking a stand

The journey was long

many died on the way

working the land was difficult

many refusing to stay

Each generation adapted

lifting the next a little higher

living in prosperity

gathering all they could aquire

Greed took over

the cycle began again

war destroyed their civilization

as they fought against kin

A small group flees

filling a boat

in search of a new home

where again there is hope

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Serene Escape

Within the matrix of the city

trying to break free

constant distractions

trying to sedate me

Fleeing the web

an expatriate writer in the making

listening to the stream

homemade bread is baking

A new life

peace in the breeze

wildlife surrounds me

a life of ease

Able to breathe

the words begin to flow

sun streaming through the trees

there is a shadowy glow

Content at last

away from the rat race

spirit is filled with joy

living at a slower pace

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Sand Storm

The whirlwind hit me

drawing me into the hole

gateway to another world

beyond my control

Life is disposable

in this strange place

sand swirling around

beating on my face

Seeking shelter

entering into a brick hut

there is peace

in a universe gone nuts

Comfortable

loved and content

an oasis

filled with pleasant scents

Another storm comes

sending me back through the gate

into the this world

it’s getting late

The sun is setting

reflecting beautiful colors in the sand

chaos has turned into peace

in this land

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Stranger

In a time long past

the stranger came

his shibboleth was unique

nobody could understand his name

Thorough questioning ensued

as various family members tried

to understand his mission

looking into those eyes

Finally a breakthough

after using charades

purpose now understood

the family was able to aid

Walking into the barn

retrieving some whiskey

the stranger drank it

and quickly became tipsy

Shaking hands

the stranger went on his way

singing a song

feeling happy this day

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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