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Summer Heat

21 Jun

100 + degrees
sticky drippy
whiney tired
miserable hot
draining energy
sapping strength
every effort is too much.
eating is too much.
popsicles are too . . .
wait, no they aren’t.

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Fires abound this year
Burning fields and trees
and homes
Burning dreams and plans
and lives
Fires abound this year

More Summer poems at Totally Optional Prompts.
All content written by Liza Lee Miller unless otherwise noted.
© 2008, Liza Lee Miller. Creative Commons License

Melody – One Single Impression

21 Jun

I hear my darling daughter play the flute
Each note comes smoothly with only a tiny stumble
here and there as she plays through a complex
melody.

More Melody poems at One Single Impression.
All content written by Liza Lee Miller unless otherwise noted.
© 2008, Liza Lee Miller. Creative Commons License

Meme

21 Jun

1. Over 21? Yes
2. Danced in front of your mirror naked? Yes
3. Ever told a lie? Yes
4. Been arrested? Nope!
5. Kissed a picture? Yes
6. Fallen asleep at work/school? Yes
7. Held an actual snake? Yes
8. Ever run a red light? Yes
9. Ever drink and drive? Yes. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
10. Been suspended from school? Nope
11. Ever been fired from a job? Nope
12. Totaled a car/motorbike in an accident? No
13. Sang karaoke? Nope
14. Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? Yes
15. Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Yes
16. Ever gone “under the knife?” Yes – wisdom teeth and two children!
17. Driven cross country? Nope
18. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes
19. Kissed in the rain? Yes
20. Sang in the shower? Everyday!
21. Sat on a rooftop? Yes
22. Been to a foreign country in which you didn’t speak the language? Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Mexico.
23. Thought about your past with regret? Yes
24. Been pushed in the pool with your clothes on? Yes
25. Skinny dipped? Yes – first time was on the French Riviera when I was 12.
26. Shaved your head? Nope.
27. Blacked out from drinking? Sadly, yes.
28. Had a gym membership? Yes
29. Been in a band? Nope.
30. Fired a gun? Yes — I’m a pretty good shot.
31. Liked someone with nobody else knowing about it? Isn’t that what High School is all about?
32. Played strip poker? Yes.
33. Been to a strip joint? Yes
34. Donated Blood? Yes
35. Liked someone you shouldn’t? Yes
36. Have a tattoo? Yes.
37. Been to jail? Yes — note that it says been TO jail, not been IN jail although I’ve been IN a jail too just not as an inmate.
38. Have or had any piercings? Yes
39. Made out with a complete stranger? Yes. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
40. Had a one night stand? Nope.
41. Caught someone cheating on you? Nope.
42. Felt like dying? Yes, many times.
43. Regret any of your ex’s? Yes, isn’t that why they are ex’s?
44. Been to a rodeo? Yes!
45. Been to a NASCAR race? No, but I’ve been to a Demolition Derby.
46. Been in love? Yes, for the last 26 years.
47. Met a celebrity? Yes! I met and shook hands with Sting!
48. Been on TV? No
49. Know how to cook? Yes
50. Like motorcycles? Not much.
51. Bungee jumped, skydived, based jumped, etc? No, and I never will.
52. Slept outdoors? Yes.
53. Spent the night in a snow cave? No, thank you.
54. Thought you were going to drown? No.
55. Play an instrument? Not well.  Still intend to learn to play guitar.