Prayer: Haibun for Mindful Poetry Contest #18 MP2012

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Venus and Jupiter, Betelgeuse and Sirius, she can look up and see you just as I can, just as we did the night I brought my laptop with the star finder and we lay on our backs on the grass airstrip and watched the shooting stars.  Look in on her, please, give her a little starshine, a sense of wonder, maybe she’ll remember.  She was such a frail, tiny, pretty slip of an angel.  You were there then, too.  Now she’s grown-up and severe and she doesn’t speak to me.  Remember me to her.  And remember her then, for me, when I forget.


sparkling diamonds in
coal-black sky: raindrops on a
cosmic spider web

prompt here



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57 year old musician, poet, father of 4 grown children, composer, recording artist, author, humorist, survivor. I'm thoughtful, introspective, introverted, open, scathingly honest about myself, creative, a Renaissance guy, willing to grow and change and

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