January 30th

Day 30 — It was a little warmer today — only – 21, and, the sun was shining.  Oh, and the snow we were forecast didn’t materialize.

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January 29th

Day 29 — Today was quite likely the coldest day of our winter so far.  – 26° C for a high.  Brr!  But, I am grateful for Command Start — I didn’t have to run outside to start my car during the day.  Others did — I pitied them.

In response to Sethsnap’s Your Story photo/writing prompt: Keep Out

Keep OUt

by Kathy Larson

Who was it
first uttered those
words? Keep out.
Keep.
Out.
Keepoutkeepoutkeepout
keepoutkeepoutkkepout.
They’re not nice.
No way
how you say them,
how you dress them up.
They’re loneliness
like a bare-branched-tree-lined
lane in winter.  with a
sign crucified lopsided
neat black letters on
hunter yellow:  KEEP OUT!
It catches the eye, draws you on,
draws you in, begs your attention.
Keep Out?
Who was it first
uttered those words?  What
was it they needed
they craved, they suffered
so much for
they couldn’t connect,
couldn’t say
couldn’t tell
they were
left
only with:
Keep out.

 

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