Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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The Mystery of Symme”tree”

The meandering pattern
of rivers and veins
branches and horizons repeating
the grace of symmetry
found in nature
where function
overrules perfection
Fractured fractals
in balanced harmony
sing the universal code of
mathematical probability
bringing imperfect beauty
to life

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #251: Mathematics


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Locked


Inside looking out
Many phases of the moon
Her last loving hug

Locked in with her memories
Grandma sheds a single tear

Time is most priceless possession to the elderly. So to treat them as if their time is “less than” or to prolong taking precious time away from loved ones is intolerably cruel. Instead of the elderly”taking one for the team” let’s work together so that families can reunite and be whole again. 

Wear a mask, socially distance, wash your hands. Let’s beat this thing before it is too late for your loved ones.


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Mars


Deity of war
Girdles a seraphic moon
Autumn’s red rumble

In response  to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Challenge: Carpe Diem Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary October 2020: Carpe Diem 1830 Storm


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Neowise

In the soft early hours of the whippoorwill
The gleam of Earth’s temporary guest
Winds through our solar system
Its furtive tail rising above the tree tops
Hazy at first but growing more luminous by the minute
A race against the very sun that gives it measure
Your awe inspiring journey to places only imagined
Now the making of a magical morning for this earthling
And as you fade into the dayspring I bid farewell
-See you again in 6800 years

Ball of dust and ice
Hurtling through space and time
Another comet tale

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #239: Winding and the Thesaurus Game Challenge: Clandestinely


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Peripatetic

Peripatetic heart
Looking for answers
In water ripples

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #238: Vagabond and a response to the Thesaurus Game Challenge: Meander


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Choices


We are living in a time
When personal choices
Can impact so many others
As a matter of life or death,
Disparity never so clear
Selfishness disguised as freedom,
Choosing economy over humanity
Is the real tragedy
Because if we let go of man made doctrines,
Reject the fear of scarcity
And instead embrace abundance,
If we focus on taking care of one another
Everything will be all right

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #229: Choices


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Otherness

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Out of the brine,
the earliest seems so other
Ordovician beauty lies
in the eyes of the beholder
Is it desire or rote primitive urges
that keep this living relic
part of our current web
To be reborn,
as the 450 million year old villain
of our motion picture nightmares
And what do they see of us
do we appear as angels or incubus?
After all,
We crawled out of the ocean too

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #228: Otherness


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Trapped

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There is no point in running
Because there’s no place to go
Trapped by our own behavior
In a state of internal limbo
While the world keeps turning
And nature rebounds
In our absence

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a word Challenge #226: Running


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Untaken

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Brilliant
Steps untaken
Parasitic RNA strands
Replicate feeding on ignorance
Isolate

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #223: Untaken