May 21st, 2020


Poem: "Those Who See Language"

This poem came out of the May 5, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "Decision" square in my 5-1-20 card for the Sumerian Me Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It is the second in the set, after "The Truest Writers" and before "A Linguistic Process," "A Living Element," "Based on the Mistake," and "The Professor's Keychain."

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Poem: "Coming Together Is a Beginning"

This poem is a gift for my father. It came out of earlier notes and discussions plus the February 4, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl with prompts from [personal profile] fuzzyred, [personal profile] kengr, and Anonymous. It also fills the "Nonsexual Touch" square in my 2-1-20 card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Kraken thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes references to youth abuse and neglect, misbehaving "superheroes," bringing in supervillains as a better option, Kraken as a general support organization for troubled youth, inviting superteens to form teams in a controlled context, disclosure vs. nondisclosure of various things, teen angst and sass, sexual misconduct, references to countries threatening for soups, and other challenges.

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Today was mild and partly cloudy.

I fed the birds.  There were 3 male goldfinches chasing each other around.  :D

Round One, we picked up sticks in the south lot, along the street, and up the driveway.  White iris, alliums, purple-and-yellow iris, poppies, and red clover are blooming.  Peonies have buds.

Round Two, I pulled weeds in the south lot.

Round Three, I pulled more weeds in the south lot.