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Why the Dust Bunnies Wait

Dust bunnies often form
under beds and in corners.
I have neither time nor patience for
tending to such wild beasts!

Too busy am I living, dreaming, loving,
surrounded by light and warmth.
Sadness only visits when it
appropriately lays its head on
my shoulder for a caress of
reassurance that this too shall pass.

I look out the window at the
bright new day and realize, the
glass needs tending.
Seems dust has collected and
smudges leave ambiguous reflections
where crystals reflect the rays.
Nothing a little vinegar and water
cannot erase back to a sparkle.

Sun shines upon my smile,
highlighting new laugh lines
around my eyes and my mouth.
Something silver catches my eyelash.
I lightly brush it away and it
flutters past, floating effortlessly,
landing on the window sill.

I open the window to the greeting of a
crisp breeze and allow it to whisk away the
course grey hair that fell from my head.
I watch as it hovers momentarily, then
drifts naturally, with grace, before taking flight
as a new adventure beckons.

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Creating from both light and dark places, I create the stuff of dreams and the heat of nightmares. Most of my art and writing comes from a life of crazy, frightening and wonderful experiences. I’m also somewhat touched in the head, or so I’m told.

I am a wife, mother, artist, author (novelist, poet, story teller, part time comedic writer) college administrator and former rock goddess.

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    Oh this is so full of Life, love this write:)

  • Awww, thank you Robin. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacover 2 years ago

    oh how i love reading the last sentence, “…as a new adventure beckons.” The life will always BE in your body regardless what color your hair turns because you know how to Rock-n-Roll darlin’ Those wild bunnies are for the “oldies” not for you who lives 4ever on a song and a prayer
    peace love happiness and joy always dear one

  • Thank you Andrea. Always such lovely and kind words you leave. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 2 years ago

    ahh a wonderful anthem here. . . . brought a knowing smile to my face and I thank you for modeling such a spirit of grace. oh . . the rhyme is a bonus. :))

  • Thank you Yvonca.

    – Rikki Woods

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 2 years ago

    My goodness Rikki!!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! You have taken my breath away with this inspiration of beauty. I cannot underline any of this for I love every word.
    xo .

  • Hugs. Thank you my sweetie! xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Awesome write!!

  • Thank you John. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • George Yesthal
    George Yesthalover 2 years ago

    Great piece. It takes an act of congress to get me to dust and as far as the dust under the bed, well I have no more children to dress up in footies sprayed with Endust and say “Go hide 1…2…3…” so it doesn’t get done. I t’s carpet so it gets done as far as the vacuum will reach. Love this piece.

  • Thank you George. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast
    luvapples down...over 2 years ago

    Love it

  • Thank you very much.

    – Rikki Woods

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Your writing skill is beautifully done. Your creativity is unique. I like that very much.

  • Thank you very much.

    – Rikki Woods

  • solarbear
    solarbearover 2 years ago

    Awesome, what a wonderful affirmation of life renewing!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Rikki Woods

  • 8upchef
    8upchefover 2 years ago

    Beauty from my beautiful friend! I could read you everyday!!!

  • Sweet talker. LOL. Thanks Larry. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

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