My Hostas

by Leslie

I’d bought all they had
at the town Farmer’s Market
a plant I can’t kill!

Plants I can't kill (hostas)

Now, four years later
8 plants become 24
hostas all around!

Hostas all around

Poking through the dirt
as hopeful as a promise
can’t wait till they bloom

Poking through the dirt

Flashback! About four years ago. The kid in the picture? IS SEVEN TODAY!

Two Things

by Leslie

First, a haiku.

A frustrating day!
I did a bunch of stuff, but
accomplished nothing.

Second, a link.

You Don’t Have To Be Pretty (And Other Advice For Daughters.)*

*Thanks to Veronica for sharing this with me.

it’s Sunday night so
put the kids to bed early
to start the week fresh
The Walking Dead’s on

I eat cookie dough
stored in the basement freezer
laundry’s my cover

Freckle Faces

by Leslie

Julia

freckles are footprints
left behind by night fairies
dancing in the dark

Lucy

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