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PING!

By Zee Zahava (stanzas 1, 3, 5) and Bill Waters (stanzas 2, 4, 6)

4 a.m.
the house settles
with a solid thump

the sizzle and pop
of eggs frying

just before shutting
the computer — PING! —
incoming e-mail

laundry day . . .
the huffing breath
of the steam iron

tuning the new radio
nothing but static for the longest time

false dusk
and the tinkle of sleet . . .
dozing over a book

Published in Vines, issue 5 (https://hedgerowpoems.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/vines-5.pdf), page 18, on 11/11/21.

About Zee Zahava:

–> http://zeezahava.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html

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Tranquility

By Bill Waters (stanzas 1, 3, 5) and Zee Zahava (stanzas 2, 4, 6)

spiral garden:
we follow it in
we follow it out

red hibiscus
exactly my height

from somewhere
a church bell . . .
rose petals

wandering mind
clouds travel
from here to there

scent of gardenia
on the breeze

spiral garden:
we inhale
we exhale


Published in Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems, issue 132, page 26, on 11/6/20.

About Zee Zahava:

—> http://zeezahava.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html

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Summer’s end

By Zee Zahava (stanzas 1, 3, 5) and Bill Waters (stanzas 2, 4, 6)

early September
lazy clouds
lazy me
 
floating on the breeze
a puff of milkweed fluff
 
heading toward the lake
seventy-six white butterflies
three dragonflies
 
weathered dock
my toes in the water
Queen Anne’s lace in my hair
 
a neat pile of cherry pits
lined up beside me
 
melting into the lake
a sherbet sun . . .
summer’s end


Published in Vines no. 3 (https://hedgerowpoems.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/vines-3.pdf), 1/30/19.

About Zee Zahava:

—> http://zeezahava.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html

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