2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.

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Another Cinquain in Which a Minneapolis Girl Without Wheels Contemplates 2014

No more
excuses left—
Saint Paul here she comes now
riding the Green Line LRT
at last.

Don’t Take a Souvenir Cinquain

Flashing
red and white light
above wild clay cliffs
will fade to memory without
rescue.

Past Winter Solstice

Two days into shrinking
night, photos get touch
screen silently taken
in the clouds. Who visits

the creation museum? A myth
is born. A 25-year-old

portrait painting comes alive
in a child’s arms. This rip
in the canvas
is an evolution.

False Analogy

A ladder
back chair will
not push her
to hit a glass

ceiling with the tip
of her tongue. Without progressive

lenses, she can see
how life unfolds
in phases
of another

planet’s moon. Or two.
Architects toss out the best

words—another
year passes
successfully inside
a found poem.

Fifty Plus

A week across
the border—no
turning back and
all other clichés

come true
beneath a mistletoe
she doesn’t
stand beneath. Her kisses

are not
parasites. Her infatuation
gets nourished
from within.