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Found It! by Michele Markley Geocaching Offset by Michele Markley Geocaching Layered by Michele Markley Geocaching by Michele Markley Geocaching Color by Michele Markley MommyMonkey by Michele Markley Rosmarus by Michele Markley

Rebellious Child

I have never met you, / and yet you own / my crushed and broken heart. / I do not know / the contours of your face, / and yet I can feel yo…
Ethnic Legend Written Challenge by Michele Markley

Gray Winter

Can you still see the beauty in it? / After all that has happened, / and the time that has passed, / month after month of cold / and snow /…

Shades of Gray

I show you a blue sky / but cannot know / if the blue you see / is the same as for me. / This light might not shine as bright / this birdso…

Searching

I look in the mirror / but all I see is me. / I can’t see the person / you think I am. / Am I that person? / Is this all a lie, / the perso…

The Thaw

The crystalline frost delicately painted / over limb and fence row / no longer adorns our world / with its ethereal beauty. / Pristine moun…
Rural Indiana by Michele Markley Pine Creek by Michele Markley

Fallen Leaves

It surrounds me, / crisp autumn breeze, / the sweet smell of leaves in decay, / the whisper of corn stalks, / fading and ready for harvest.…

A Cat’s Diary

The humans have left again. / I can only hope / this time it is for good. / It will take me hours / to get the stench of them off of me. / …

No Owner’s Manual Included

The gears are rusted, / they refuse to budge. / I gather up the leaves / that have fallen on the ground / and try to loosen the gears with …
Autumn Oak  by Michele Markley Cheetah by Michele Markley Kodiak Bear by Michele Markley Addra Gazelle by Michele Markley Kudu by Michele Markley Merely a Meerkat by Michele Markley Elephant by Michele Markley Baby Giraffe by Michele Markley Going to the Zoo by Michele Markley Calendar Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly by Michele Markley Tiger Longwing Butterfly by Michele Markley Seeing Double by Michele Markley Cydno Long Wing by Michele Markley Common Buckeye Butterfly by Michele Markley Soaking in the Sun by Michele Markley On the Wing by Michele Markley Calendar Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly by Michele Markley Red Admiral Buttefly by Michele Markley Seen Better Days by Michele Markley Monarch Butterfly by Michele Markley Question Mark Butterfly by Michele Markley Mr. Toad by Michele Markley Wind Farm by Michele Markley Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly by Michele Markley Red-spotted Purple Butterfly by Michele Markley Under Water Otter by Michele Markley

Blue Eyes

There amongst the canvas / of green summer leaves / there are eyes peering out / eyes of brilliant blue. / It is a blue / that brings to …
Dragonfly by Michele Markley Zebra Longwing Butterfly by Michele Markley Queen Butterfly by Michele Markley Rocky Mountains by Michele Markley

Nothing but Silence

There is a place, / not far from here, / where I can go / to escape, / the distractions / of life. / In the heat of summer, / when the spr…

Hello

Hello? / Are you there? / Are you even reading this? / I suppose / it is just me / talking to myself. / Again. / I hope that you are well. …

Avarice

We’re brain washed. / Blinded. / We don’t even know. / The jingling currencies / tickle our insatiable greed. / We get fatter, / and richer…

Separation

It could be a million miles, / your love, / like a lighthouse from a distant shore, / it guides me / back to you, / or paper thin walls tha…
Navy Pier by Michele Markley A Spot of Color on a Dark Gloomy Day by Michele Markley Fields of Purple by Michele Markley Sensing Danger by Michele Markley Ready to Fly by Michele Markley Imprisoned by Michele Markley Joy by Michele Markley Fowler Ridge by Michele Markley

In Pieces

Picking up the shattered pieces, / the jagged edges / drain the heart, / stain the ground. / I beat my chest, / scream at the clouds, / and…
Ferris Wheel by Michele Markley At the County Fair by Michele Markley Purple Coneflower  by Michele Markley Hanging On by Michele Markley

Snowfall

Crystalline ice / droplets of water, / falling by the millions, / mercilessly from the sky. / It has been snowing for days / and the only t…

The Silent Song of the Firefly

It is not the sullen strain of amphibious melody / that draws me to the eve / to descry nature’s resplendent charms. / Nor even the whisper…

Sinking in the Shallow Depths

I stand at the ocean’s edge / letting the waves / pull the soft sand / from beneath my feet / only to replace it atop. / I am sinking / in …

Our Song

Brushing aside the satin and lace / his rough, work-worn hands / soft against my skin / familiar / welcome. / Lips skim the surface of the …

My Liberation

I teeter at the edge / staring down / at an ocean of my own fear. / Just a whisper on the wind / the stench of it / comes to me, / and wi…
Mother's Garden by Michele Markley Calendar Hummingbird by Michele Markley Pink Yarrow by Michele Markley Foxglove by Michele Markley Yarrow by Michele Markley Catalpa Blossoms by Michele Markley Yellow Loosestrife by Michele Markley Moth Mullein by Michele Markley Day Lily by Michele Markley
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