A Taste of Summer

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Sweeping in from the high-deserts
Carried in the arms of Santa Ana
Strong gusts rising shirts and skirts
Taking pollution out to sea and Tijuana

Without a cloud in sight, all blue skies
Bring out flip flops and BBQ cookouts
In winter months, California sun shines
Life here is good if there were any doubts

A native I will stay even if I moved away
I would keep coming back for a holiday

Sweet Luxuries

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Mind-blowing bubblegum kisses stretch across the distance
Streaking across the evening sky to dance before my eyes
Wrapped in raspberry blue purée at the end of the day
Surgery, sweet luxuries keep me moving my feet

There is always beauty to be seen, it’s our duty
To recognize by being open to simple meaning
Accepting each elated breath until wholly sated
Arranged magnificence without any extravagance

 

The Chill

Rainy Day

Ominous clouds roll

Inland from the Pacific

Paralyzing Californians

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Falling from the sky

Forcing rock, land and mud slides

Destruction arrived

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Flash flood alerts ignored

Stupidity observed on TV

Doesn’t surprise me

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Luxury of warmth

Remains safe and sound indoors

Sipping hot coffee

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Mother Nature reigns

Providing the drought relief

Desperately needed

This is my first time participating in Heeding haiku with HA over on Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.