Relative Something

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Rediscovery – Revisited

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First published about a year ago. I could use some reminding today about this seedling deep in my core.

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Rediscovery

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November 28, 2022 at 7:00 am

Eyes

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what else could I do
but feel so much love
for you
birds on a wing
so delicately they sing
in the background
of the energy
you bring
pausing
in attempt to gaze
through my memory
for the look
of your beautiful eyes

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November 21, 2022 at 7:00 am

Option

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November 7, 2022 at 7:00 am

Expression– Revisited

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Happy November.

In a curated version of the wayback machine, today I bring you a Words on Images post from November 2011. I somewhat randomly selected it after a period of exploration through the archives of images I used in my first three years of Relative Something. What a long interesting trip it has been.

Expression

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November 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

Lost 2

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October 24, 2022 at 6:00 am

Dressed

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best vest
in the west
fits over my chest
just to test
in jest
if it’s better
than the rest
except that it’s not
not by a long shot
missed the spot
the one she bought
is way too taut
left me fraught
and I forgot
it’s probably too hot
for me to be dressed
in such classy attire
to what do I aspire
decked out like a fire
dancing on a wire
looking like some kind of liar
a square wheel in a round tire
bouncing down this dirt road
carrying a heavy load
a positively charged electrode
threatening to explode
in a lame attempt to goad
some reaction à la mode
the least I could do
dressed to the nines
remember the times
the costume defines
the extent of my whines
constrained tweed confines
tight wrinkle lines
stretching the best vest
ever to grace my chest
I never would have guessed
how other people’s zest
helps me feel blessed
no matter how I’m dressed

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October 22, 2022 at 7:00 am

True

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October 5, 2022 at 6:00 am

Strolling

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September 27, 2022 at 6:00 am

Waves-2

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September 16, 2022 at 6:00 am

Behavior

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what is going on
around here
this year
that makes any sense
discernible sense
to informed people
or last year
for that matter
last six years
last hundred years
ask the planet
how it’s going
wait
don’t bother
it’s been telling us all along
but we don’t listen
or we do
but don’t respond
adequately
we muddle
brilliantly
word salads as art
successfully sprinkling love
on happy occasions
helping hands
in times of disastrous need
forgetting to follow the money
that is driving calamity
shortsightedness
wrongheaded fears
and basic human shortcomings
weaving a fabric
deleterious to the very society
societies wish to preserve
to be anti anti-something or other
becoming a fashion statement
lacking logic
seeking a forest without the trees
assuming the sun is spinning around us
because it looks like it does
day after day
hateful behavior becoming acceptable
because
why not
it’s what’s been going on
around here

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September 4, 2022 at 9:17 am