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family respite

Phoenix sunrise

Rise without trying

at 5:00 am

capture the sunrise

beat the heat

pretend we belong

escape to the spa

dip in the pool

laze in the river

catch a movie

dinner for two

slumber again

in that big soft bed

then off to the farm.


Big hugs

extra tight this time

catch up

greet the dogs

and sink bare feet into

the softest grass in the world.

Breathe in

break bread

sit on the porch

enjoy the view.


Ruffle feathers

make amends

try again.


Girl time

guy time

swing on the tire time

sit on the porch

enjoy the view.


Savor the flavors


celebrate early

watch not-so-small kids play

on that soft green grass. 



5:00 am again

more hugs

dewey eyes

unspoken words.


Fly home


and remember

our lovely respite.

And make note

every day


enjoy the view.


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2 comments to family respite

  • So sweet! You are both a commentator and a poet.
    Funny when you posted it on facebook – the last word of each line was attached to the first word of the next – it was actually pretty cool. Like belongescape, spadip, twoslumber – I thought wow what a great twist on tradition. And even if you didn’t mean it – it is a vivid, sweet, drifting landscape of your time. Thanks for sharing it with us. – Aloha and welcome back.

  • Wow, gorgeous pics!

    starrlife’s last blog post..Camp Gotta Be Perfect

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