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Broken Pot

The light will shine.
The love will pour out.
Stop trying to conceal the cracks.

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Kitchen Times

Tea-sipping, cookies baking,
laughing until it hurts
knowing the hurts are normal
that perfect is a dream
the Devil laid on me.
Imperfection is holy.
It's how we learn.
White picket fences are cliche
and against the Deed of Restrictions
Mine is the house with a weed-tangled yard
tricycle and garden tools
sitting askew.
Kitchen with hot tea,
fresh cookies
and room for imperfection.

Caution: Perfection

Homes with yards lush and green
screaming behind a door screen
weed-choked yards that give way
to a cup of a tea and a cookie on a rough day

Which of these is yours?
Why don't we all do less
criticizing of the mess
and more knocking on doors?


1400 square feet 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathsAddition can be dining room or sun room- you decide.Unfinished dreams...
BASEMENT. Unfinished basement.
Fireplace in good shape, just needs a cleaning. Cozy.('Cozy' is a euphemism the way 'personality' can be.) (But I digress.)
Half story upstairs could be used as third bedroom.Half bath downstairs features utility sink and shower.Though there is No toilet.But really, in all seriousness, that still counts as a half bath.And you know, you could install one.Fix it up.
With a little paint and some remodeling, no one would ever know its age. 
If only you make some small changes- It could still be someone's home.

Dear Betty

Dear Betty,

The instructions on
the angel food cake
indicate errors I'm likely to make.

In future,
do you think you would mind
making directions a little more kind?

Instill a sense of "you can do this!"
Not "don't mess up,
it'll taste like piss."

And wtf IS an angel food pan?
I didn't realize I'd have to plan.
To bake a cake right from the box.
It's harder than breaking into
Fort Knox.

Now I wait
with the timer counting 37.
In hopes to create
a cake from heaven.

But if it's bad,
I'll blame your writers.
For making baking harder
than changing tires.


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