Katey Sutherland

Bloomin Awake 

With each passing minute
I unfurl and greet the day.
I am here.
Blessings as I expose myself fully.
My open stature beckons examination
As the beauty within is revealed.

Loves Me/Loves Me Not 

Oh, ox-eye daisy! Tell me of fortune today!
With sorrow, I destroy your beauty revealing my fate.
Forgive me.
But I must know – does he love me?

In Netherland 

From the buried bulbs
Appear dizzying rainbow fields
Happy recipient

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Poetry and nature are the only things that make sense for Katey. This is Katey Sutherland’s first feature on The Short of It.

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Mon Amour

Inspired by Sadje’s What do you see #127

this gift
like you, beautiful
is so precious

this offering
like you, cut
won’t last long

this bounty
like you, overflowing
touches our hearts eternally

*NOTE – Anyone who recognizes the song below, you’re dating yourself. 😉

Here’s one for the younger crowd. lol

P.J. Reed

The Wedding Dress

fuzzy empty clouds
dandelion skeletons
of half-blown wishes

and breezes blow
grey flowers sway underfoot
cow parsley shadows

trickling storm streams
carry specks of stolen light
into sunless earth

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soft leaves are bouncing
stems sway with flutters of green
swollen raindrops fall

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dipolar sunshine
lane lies clothed in lace shadows
footsteps of light and shade

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sea thistle towers
bees bumble through barbed flowers
wearing pollen shoes

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P.J. Reed is an award-winning, multi-genre author with books ranging from high fantasy, horror, to haiku. She writes the Richard Radcliffe Paranormal Investigations series and the Bad Decisions series. Reed lives in Devon, England with her two daughters, two rescue dogs, and one feral cat called Sammy.

For more information visit: PJ Reed Writing

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