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Chasing lilacs the breeze
by Michelle Villanueva | posted December 17, 2014

whisper your devotional boulevards
then the convoy will carry you home
strangely that hymn penetrates my mind
whenever they sidestep our appointment
divided these streams call you mother

ready with our travel bags we scatter
farther than those racetracks will allow
three sleek raindrops trace through distant wings
advice you always see fit to give
thin among my fog heavy demands

if we could breathe within those fields again
you would still leave me the secretaries
laughter harsh seeds along these sodden paths
call even when you arrive there safely
my direct line crackles with the thought

hold me once more mists chant around you
revelation your strength as spattered days
spiral our blank clockworks into being
over my coffee break we examine
whether highways dynamic the lilacs

arriving your priority springtime
breeze yet our life alone these petals
sketch gently their sky patterns elusive
symphonies swell just beyond those branches
from the bleachers we can almost touch them



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Rainy dog days and pink sunsets
by Heidi Kyser and Christopher Smith | posted December 12, 2014



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Swirls, swirls, swirls!
by Scott Dickensheets | posted December 11, 2014

 

Feeling woo-OOO-oozy!

I doodle, therefore I am. Always been that way — in school, my class notes were 30 percent information, 70 percent Conan the Barbarian sketches. (Somehow, that worked for me, but I wouldn't recommend it.) My cubicle at Desert Companion is snow-drifted in paper scraps covered with silly line drawings. (What's with all these drawings of brains, though?) Pretty much anything that can make a mark, I doodle with. Including the stylus of my new cell phone. I tend to shoot a lot of relatively banal photos, like the trellised patio of a Cafe Rio in Henderson, above, with the intention of scrawling something over them. In this case, using the Aviary app, I squiggled a lot of colors onto it, then erased out a swirl, just to see what would happen. This is what happened. Next time, though: a brain! — Scott Dickensheets



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