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The Sun

March 26, 2020

Spring Shoots ~ Photo by Patrice

The sun breaks
over a brown earth
Left as if dead from winter storms
But then
In the midst of all broke
Deemed dead and dying
Is a small green shoot
Bringing life
To a winter weary land.

The warm sun gives life
The rising ones
Has come
As winter retreats
On a later day
To blast
Blow once again.

The sun then rests
she has done her best
She too
Will be back
To nurture, bring life
With a warm, radiating
Spring sun.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


In It’s Grip

March 13, 2020

We’re ‘In It’s Grip’ but not the weather. Stay safe and well

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Ice Storm March 24, 2016 ~ Photo by Patrice

In it’s grip
It’s grip so tight
Hearing ice crack
As limbs fight to stay aloft
In the cruel, bleak night
Sparks shoot into the sky
Wires break, electricity dies.

We wait for help, to understand
A world changed, transformed
Across our little plot of land.
No cell phone works
No lights come on
Except from generators
Throttled up, throttled down.

While chainsaws roar cross the land
We do our best
To clean up, to understand.

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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I Wonder, Wonder Where

March 4, 2020

Hanging Squirrel ~ Photo by Patrice

I wonder, wonder where
The squirrel at the feeder
Came from.

Where the sun was before
It shone in the sky.

When people thought
That they may fly.

What was said when
The mountains fell.

As a earthquake opened up
And shattered the ground.

I wonder, wonder where
The answers can be found.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Anger, Frustration Seems To Be

February 27, 2020

Winter's Road ~ Photo by Patrice

Anger, frustration seems to be
My method of operation
Thinking thoughts bitter
And angry today.

Can’t seem to find the way
Or the answer to my questions
I need
I need them today.

All is a quandary
Just unseen and blind
For me to see
On this day.

Maybe I should step back
Breathing deeply
Maybe, I’ll find answers,
This way.

I won’t be bitter or angry
I’ll find my route, my path
I’ll be on my way.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


I Saw The Earth

February 21, 2020

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Mount St. Helens eruption USGS Photograph taken on May 18, 1980, by Austin Post.

I saw the earth
Come crashing down
Pounding land
I heard the sound.

No one moved
No one gasped a breath
A sound.

When I heard the earth
Come crashing down.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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When You Pretend

February 5, 2020

Mal pups ~ Illustration by Patrice

When you pretend
and nothing happens
are you wrong
or should you extend
the playacting
all comes to be
the way you originally
pretended it to be.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Being Sensible

February 3, 2020

Rosie ~ Photo by Patrice

Being sensible
is sometimes a gift

no heartfelt intuition
can make the necessary shift

relying on the ego
memorizing the words
doesn’t help

for being sensible
just sometimes
is a gift.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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