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Even when we don’t agree.

Arlington Hills Community Center
Arlington Hills Community Center
Arlington Hills Community Center photo by Author


Prose Poem

Butterfly Monarch

monarch butterfly on orange marigold
monarch butterfly on orange marigold
Photo by Kathy Servian on Unsplash


I’m proud.

Two girls hugging at the beach
Two girls hugging at the beach
Photo by Vitolda Klein on Unsplash


a poem

Photo by Frank Albrecht on Unsplash


And I wish they were in charge every day.

young Black man walking in the street
young Black man walking in the street
Photo by Yingchou Han on Unsplash

But first, I had to check on my mom.


Without me.

dried red & yellow roses in white cermic pot
dried red & yellow roses in white cermic pot
Rose Petals (photo by author)


with the lawnmower.

Green ceramicgarden frog
Green ceramicgarden frog
Garden Frog (photo by author)


Walk Alone

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash


a poem

B & W gingham apron with snowflake embroidery
B & W gingham apron with snowflake embroidery
Gingham apron (photo courtesy of David Peterson)


I’ve got some splining to do.

Tabby dozing on a wooden floor
Tabby dozing on a wooden floor
Photo by Michael Sum on Unsplash

For me, wood is on Masłów’s hierarchy of needs

Margie Pearl

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