Final Play

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no time on the clock,
the ball, grip it,
RUN.

Susan Stone copyright 2017

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It’s Christmas

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 It’s Christmas

it’s the knee of an icon in a red suit with white hair
it’s star shaped cookies and peppermint candy
it’s piles of gifts wrapped in red and green
it’s the warmth of a wood burning stove
it’s a pine tree decorated with lights
it’s the pressure cooker whistling
it’s my brothers getting merry
it’s the posing and pictures
it’s grandkids laughing
It’s siblings chatting
it’s paper ripping
it’s Christmas
it’s tradition
it’s family
it’s joy
it’s
us

Merry Christmas

Susan Stone

(copyright 2017)

Annie

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She sits in her parlour,
waiting for suitors
to buy her a burger

Susan Stone copyright 2017

(writing prompt:  use a photo for inspiration.)

Annie’s is a fun, family friendly place at the U of M Minneapolis campus.  And yes, her burgers are great.