Word prompt: beak

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“Betty, as your Bestie, I’m obliged to tell you, your new Bo, with his pretty blue eyes and perfectly sculpted beak, is a bore.”

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Haircut and a new EPA

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cute fun fringes
frame my face
as clippings fall to
tickle my neck

but he trims with a machete,
blindfolded,
as dolphins die and
animals scurry from

burning trees
with no place to go.

fringed locks wilt in 100 degrees
and damp clumps stick
to my face

floating fine particulates

drop from the haze to

burn my throat and fill my lungs.

 

copyright Susan Stone 2018

Nothing To Say

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I stare at a white
piece
of paper,

not a word,
not a thought,

not a day goes by that
I don’t think about
what I would  say,

but today,

not a word,
not a thought.

copyright Susan Stone 2018

The Long Shot

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squinted

eyes focus on
the target,

a miss,

far from the
mark,

the  journey,

through an unpaved path
lead by your heart,

bravely,

show your work
with eyes open,

paste

on a smile
when words aren’t
kind,

pull

yourself
from the bed–

do it all again.

Susan Stone 2018 copyright

Another Face

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I wait
for a cool breeze
to blow
away heat

that melts me.
A rushed face
drawing–
and it shows.

Out here,
me and the dog,
some frogs,
some chirping birds,

and another face
is done.

Susan Stone copyright 2018

Delightful Faces

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from
cheap paper
lopsided eyes stare—

lush lips lock away a secret,
a funky nose blows away
the blues.

and here is joy
to draw,
to create

delightful faces.

Susan Stone copyright 2018