Wednesday, December 14, 2011

behind me

December 14, 2011- Small Stones
behind me   by  Teri H Hoover
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walking
into the hush of rolling car wheels
onto the pavement
under the bridge
behind me

just saying hello

December 14, 2011- Small Stones
just saying hello   by  Teri H Hoover



A dogs black head,
through the open sunroof,
barks a happy greeting.

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ballet

December 14, 2011- Small Stones
ballet   by  Teri H Hoover

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Seven, silent, sparrows-
scuffling in the dirt at the dip.
A sudden ballet of birds,
Synchronized and without a single chirp,

they separate, momentarily, as we walk by.

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fruitless

December 14, 2011- Small Stones
fruitless   by  Teri H Hoover

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 high
amid bare branches,
Gray Squirrel
fruitlessly scolding
Golden Tabby
in the empty garden
below

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hop on board

December 14, 2011- Small Stones
hop on board   by  Teri H Hoover

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 A freight train of shadows,
edging along the sidewalk.
My thoughts  jump on board,
like a hobo flipping a train.
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(Note: for this stone I googled "train hobo terminology" and found several instances where the words "train flipping" were used to describe jumping on board a moving train.)