Gideon’s Challenge

IMG_0209The Kiss of Time

I’ve said it before
and I’ll say it
again and again
age spots
are beautiful
no matter the skin
they reside upon
no matter the season
it is the kiss of time
upon the skin
letting us know
we have loved
and are beloved
the mark of a life
well lived

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Gideon’s Challenge

IMG_0213The Stinky Mystery

Who is it that decided
that cats putting their
butt in your face
is a sign of
love and trust?
For every night
her butt is snuggled
into the hollow
of shoulder and cheek
as she nuzzles in
to the blanket with me
and when she farts
in the direction
of my nose?
I need to know who to blame.

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