Heed not Steve

Out Late

nearly summer –
the birds still singing
after sundown

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

Phones Too

time for bed –
his clocks all set to daylight
squandering time

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

Blank

cloudy night –
he stares at the screen
until . . .

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

Stray

warm evening –
he brushes his beard but
it’s no use

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

Crowded Pillow

nap time –
a cat purring
drools on my face

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

Work And Home And

calendar days –
his father wakes up
before the sun

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

Mother’s Day 2021

Roses are red. 
Violets are blue.
I’m glad no Chinese rocket
landed on you (or on anyone.)

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

I love you.

Circles

so many pigeons –
he rushes to the weekend
he runs from Monday

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

Rote

longer days –
out of habit I
close the blinds

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

The Notion Of A

swaying trees –
such a beautiful day
it looks from…in here

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© Steve Mitchell 2021