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Today is the last day for donations to count on the tally, so if you were planning to buy poetry, now's the time.  I have one left from my parents' batch, and will post "Cinder-fella" shortly. 

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This poem came out of the October 1, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] meridian_rose, [personal profile] alexseanchai, Anthony and Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "cooking" square in my 10-1-19 card for the Fall Festival Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony and Shirley Barrette.

Warning: This poem contains intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes fairytale-typical abuse, gender dysphoria, dysfunctional family dynamics, temporary magical sex change, hunger, awkward revelation of birth sex, discussion of surrogate parenting in exchange for magical service, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Today is cool and cloudy. 

I've been seeing more birds at the feeders today, a small flock of mourning doves and two downy woodpeckers.  As the woodpeckers were chasing each other, I suspect they are rivals rather than mates.

We got a tiny bit of rain last night, but the ground is still dry and hard.  >_<  I am mainly digging holes by looking for a crack in the ground and wedging the trowel in there.

So far, I've gone out twice.  First I planted 5 narcissus in the bed by the parking lot.  Then I planted 10 narcissus under bushes along the driveway.  I would like to put in some big drifts in the prairie garden, where earlier plantings have thrived for years.  But that will have to wait until a swath can be mowed, and after we get enough rain that I can really dig.  

On the bright side, yesterday's 10 + today's 15 = 25 out of 150 narcissus bulbs, so I'm 1/6 done with that.  Plus the tulips, of course.

EDIT 10/6/19 -- I went back out and planted another 10 narcissus under a tree along the driveway.

EDIT 10/6/19 -- I planted another 10 narcissus under a tree along the driveway.

EDIT 10/6/19 -- I planted 5 more narcissus under another tree along the driveway.  That's 50 total out of 150, so 1/3 done.  \o/  Then I watered plants.

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This poem came out of the October 1, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles and [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "Frighten" square in my 10-1-19 card for the Fall Festival Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

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