4:20 am

My poem “4:20 am” published in the weekly Avocet – a magazine focusing on nature and all its breathtaking wonder.
I hope you’re all preparing for the warm wonders ahead 😘

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my poem “4:20 am” (attached below) is in the weekly Avocet – issue #262 – but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to attach the file – I’m attaching the poem
and the link to the Avocet if you’d like to submit writing to this important publication for Mother Earth

 

4:20AM

frost creeps into the holes of my old moccasins

the taffy-stretched shadow of a red sunset maple

reaches across the dark grass

as if she too

desires the moon’s infinite perfection

stars tuck away in their opaque shells

this is autumn’s whisper

 

I peek through my eyelashes

must commit to memory

must etch my soul with rehearsed minutes

before tomorrow’s living

rubs out this wonder

 

4:30AM

I remain frozen in my silent place

knowing the sun will wipe away

the beautiful moon

this pristine silent moment

don’t want to go back inside a walled house

 

wish I could honestly tell you

a love affair with nature

enticed me from my bed

 

at 4:15 AM

my Dachshund needed to pee

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6 thoughts on “4:20 am

  1. Beautiful work AnnMarie. Hope you are well and enjoying the season. I am sick with a virus the flu no fun hoping I’ll be well by Christmas. I’ve had it for a week now, Can’t wait for Christmas. We have a turkey dinner and then go to the movies. How do you celebrate with your family? ttys

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    • You know I have a dear writing friend who once told me when I uttered the exact same –
      …write and send… Write and send. Send. Believe. And send more even after the rejections. Write more. Believe harder and send…
      thank you
      am:)

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