July 12th, 2020



Today is much cooler and partly sunny, very nice.

I fed the birds.

We worked in the orchard, clearing brush and fallen limbs. 

EDIT 7/12/20 -- I saw a male goldfinch on the thistle sock.  :D  I hadn't seen any for a couple weeks.  There are lots of birds active today.

EDIT 7/12/20 -- I picked up sticks in the savanna.

EDIT 7/12/20 -- I picked up sticks in the savanna.


Poem: "As Gatekeeper to Your Life"

This poem came out of the July 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] chanter1944, and [personal profile] bairnsidhe. It also fills the "Pretty Paper" square in my 7-1-20 card for the Winterfest in July Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.  The sequel "Speaking Up" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer shows Heron's response.

Warning: This poem contains intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes blustery weather, a rude lesbian, an intolerant QUILTBAG Club, tentative sexual identities, which are challenged in rude ways, gatekeeping, orientation policing, disrespect of asexuality as a concept, vulgar language, oblique reference to past sexual assault, awkward interactions between Shiv and Stan and Lawrence, intolerance of superpowers, awkward photography, calling Heron as a nuclear option, anxiety around angry people, confusion, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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