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J.J.K. (Father’s Day 2014)

Published June 15, 2014 by kdorholt

J.J.K.

A man, a myth-maker, a mystery
a mystic, merciful and merciless
meticulous, middle class, muddler
a clotheshorse, a clown, a choir boy
a crier, a connoisseur, a cook
a hot-tempered, handsome, Hungarian
a healer, a hard worker, hopeful and hopeless
sentimental, sacrificing, a serviceman
sarcastic, scathing, a Santa Claus
a carpenter, a crooner, a Catholic
inventive, insightful, insufferable
a dancer, a drinker, devout and destructive
a patriot, a perfectionist, a preacher
fiery, flamboyant, flawed
forever forming who I am
My father—J.J.K.

Plodding Tired (Writing 101 Just Write June 2014)

Published June 3, 2014 by kdorholt

Plodding Tired

Today I am
plodding tired,
a day-long’s
listless languishing.
My frowsy fingers tapping
sluggishly along convoluted,
complex computer keys.
Will I succeed to
the next stroke?

I’m writing wearily
under weighty water.
My head heavy—
from my sunken
eye sockets
to the top
of my shrunken
skull soaking in
sultry lake algae

My murky mind
of floating thoughts
drifts through
muddy waters
empty sluggish efforts
What does algae
linger on?
Discarded fish droppings?
Let it leave me.

I want to awaken
crystalline. My fingers
gliding glissando.
Caressing each
computer key
at a pristine
piano-concerto pace
to touch the next
with zestful zing.

I want my mind
to bask in the
bright sunshine.
Brilliant ideas bursting
radiant on the page.
Soaked in sun.
The source of
energy evolving.
Singing out secrets!

Check back tomorrow.
My mind report
may scintillate.
One can always hope—
Even with a muddled
mind of algae water
Even with thudding
feckless fingers
Even plodding tired.

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My Tangled Adventures

Chris Gerstner

Kathy Fish

my website and blog

Denzer Family Art

Sharing Our Art with the World

Lindsey Gendke

Writing to My Roots

Notes to Self

...because life is a beautiful mess

JUMP FOR JOY! Photo Project

Capturing the beauty of the human spirit -- in mid-air -- around the world

Martian

Truth is a pain to accept

The Blahgg Blog

life by design in a small and still charming town.

Stories in 5 Minutes

because short stories are fun to read.

Peace, Love and Patchouli

Mental wanderings amongst stardust

Daily (w)rite

A DAILY RITUAL OF WRITING

Words. On the Internet.

And perhaps some punctuation?

Here

Nowhere else

Theme Showcase

Find the perfect theme for your blog.

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Salsachica's Ramblings

A place to share a chica's thoughts about food, life and music

Don Charisma

because anything is possible with Charisma