Showing posts from June, 2019

Strawberry Wings

I remember my mother taking my sisters and I to our neighbors farm to pick strawberries. It was supposed to be a chore, but it never felt that way. Sunshine, laughter, and popping as many strawberries in my mouth as in the pail was magical.  Sun deep in strawberries, lips tinted red, and a bucket begging berries, I turn a chore into summer playtime. Memories gather on white puffy clouds where tomorrow can read them, and today is oblivious of tears on the horizon. It is a butterfly moment of growing wings in giggles, and feeling freedom speak from the dirt between my toes. United with sky and earth I soar. ©Susie Clevenger 2019 The Sunday Muse ~ Berries! Wednesday Muse #13 Oh, and I was super excited to make the gif. Little things. :)

Catty Honesty

I am not your pretty thing to dress in lace and ignorance. The mirror in my eyes reflects what it sees. If you don’t like the judgement, don’t provide the reason. ©Susie Clevenger 2019 The Sunday Muse #60

Sevenling: Dark Valentine

She dreams of stones, smooth, black heart shapes skipping across the lake. Love doesn’t turn pink just because Valentine’s are dyed rosy. He should have opened her card. ©Susie Clevenger 2019 Sunday Muse ~ Wednesday Muse #12 ~ Sevenling Poem

Gypsy Sister of the Wind

Giving up will not be my legacy, I will go to water when I thirst, not expect the river to be my servant. I can bloom in gravel while spoiled roses demand constant care. I’m a dandelion, gypsy sister of the wind.  ©Susie Clevenger 2019 The Sunday Muse #59

Betting on Rolled Eyes

  "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." e. e. cummings Do you like crackers with your bananas? I do like a little cackle in my crazy so the happier the noise the less bitter the eye. I once asked bread, “Do you get scared when I stare at you through the oven window?” My daughter’s reaction was priceless. The yeast lost its rise in the giggles, but betting on a set of rolled eyes was a winner. I’ve been known to flaunt fashion. My junior year I wore a bright orange dress to prom and pranced among pastels in catwalk Halloween. My dress spoke louder than their hairspray. My motto is: “Don’t take yourself too seriously because the mirror has memory, and never wear leggings to a buffet. ©Susie Clevenger 2019 Sunday Muse: Wednesday Muse #11 ~ I love to laugh!