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This poem came out of the July 2, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "Silver and Gold" square in my 7-1-19 card for the Winterfest in July Bingo.

Warning: contains politics.

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This poem came out of the July 2, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "Blankets" square in my 7-1-19 card for the Winterfest in July Bingo.

Warning: contains misbehaving medics.

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This poem came out of the July 2, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] gingicat, [personal profile] erulisse, and rix_scaedu plus discussion with [personal profile] siliconshaman, [personal profile] redsixwing, and [personal profile] kengr. It also fills the Respect Limits square in my 2-1-19 Platonic card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some sensitive issues. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes tender hooves, reference to past abuses, difficulties in personal care, body trust issues, flaking hooves, a stone in a hoof, upcycling Mexican-style sandals from old tires, and other angst. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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This is the freebie for the July 2, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl making its $100 goal. (Technically that's supposed to be a $15 poem, but I couldn't find one, so you get a $20 one.) It is spillover from the June 4, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] erulisse, [personal profile] readera, [personal profile] zeeth_kyrah, zianuray, and rix_scaedu. It also fills the "Change" square in my 6-1-19 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest.

Warning: This poem features intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes the inside of Shiv's head, because that is always a warning, messy medical details, malpractice, adverse drug reaction, armed assault on a street nurse, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Today is mostly sunny, muggy, and warm.  The sky is blue dotted with fluffy white clouds.

Round One, I watered plants.  I saw a squirrel in the fly-through feeder.

Round Two, I walked around the yard to look at things.  The first gladiolus is blooming the septic garden, a pale yellow-peach.  Butterfly weed and cleome are still going there, too.  The wildflower garden has red yarrow, yellow coreopsis, orange blackberry lilies, and some yellow pea-thing.  Plus the northern sea oats are putting out heads.  In the prairie garden, cup plants, blackberry lilies, and yellow coneflowers are blooming.  The first of the blackberries have turned dark but are still sour. 

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