Cherita #15

Nature chokes on smog

her fragile, mortal
breath exhales

industrial toxins escape
in ozone-wasting
expiration

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Cherita #14

dissonant chord struck

guitar strings pulled
too tightly

their tension teased
latent teardrops
from the heavy air

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Cherita #12

time springs forward

children play
in the newly thawed earth

Mother Nature observes
their dirty paws and fur
and sends the April rains

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Cherita #10

“butterfly” banned

winged insect breaks through chrysalis
and drips dry

its first flight, a girl points, delighted,
and says,
“Look, a flutterby”

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Cherita #9

the writer was blocked

chapters and characters remained nameless
and the plot had holes

kicked the word bucket,
flooding pages
with a title wave of letter combinations

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Cherita #7

fool rolls over in bed

sleeps through the stench
of soiled sheets

hits the snooze
on life’s wake-up call
and decays

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Cherita #6

child went to the river

learned to bait
worms on his hook

released a dozen fish,
but love of nature snagged
was a keeper

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