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

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

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

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.

Too Cold for a Parade

Diamond dust drifts
vertically through air. Sun

dogs will wag
their tails to defy

her resignation
to frown on these shrunken

days. Sixteen more
before they begin

to expand again. Who
needs a float?


Even getting to Q
would be more
than she imagined. More than

she could taste
when she licks
stamps for those envelopes

filled with naïve
dreams. Some evaporate
for good without a trace. Others

come true
for a while before turning
into nightmares. And some

hold other positions
in the alphabet
she can’t make out yet.