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Reading Old Poems

Daring, I dove

into reams of my past

getting caught between papers,

sweet metaphor-cast.

I kissed all the words

that had once felt so right,

then a sigh blew old heartbeats

back into the night.

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(c) 1995, 2012  Betty Hayes Albright 

(At the time I’d been reading old poems from the 60’s and 70’s. Now THIS one’s an oldie…)

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(from 1975 – just beecause 🙂 )

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Landing on a daisy

I grow drunk

from its nectar.

I toss and turn

in logic

till the petals

wilt and brown.

Then picking up

my fuzzy thoughts

I laugh

and fly away

to some other

un-pollinated   

perspective.

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©  1975, 2012  Betty Hayes Albright 

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Like Truth

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Like truth

you do not sink

into perspective,

rather do you rise.

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(c) 1995, 2012 Betty Hayes Albright

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I’m a stranger to this land,

what are these graceful flowers

with plush yellow pods

waving lightly

in the early afternoon?

Such a lovely garden you have!

But why are you cutting them down?

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They’re dandelions!

you say with disgust.

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Puzzling,

I bid you farewell

and trip on the trash

in the street.

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(c) 1991, 2014  Betty Hayes Albright

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We hear only Cinderella’s side.

Perhaps she was

a prima donna,

spoiled and obnoxious

who didn’t deserve

an invitation

to the ball.

And maybe her step-sisters

were bashful and  misquoted.

Her step-mother,

ever-suffering and sensitive,

was at her wit’s end –

she only wanted a fair shake

for her girls.

Such tragic comedy

the glass slipper fit,

poor prince!

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(c) 1988, 2014  Betty Hayes Albright

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