Category Archives: Baltimore

Street music

What do I listen to? It all depends in summer, with the windows open, I listen to the street The harrumph of garage trucks beep-beeping delivery trucks 4-wheeled rap blasting air brakes of the Pink line bus – murmur of … Continue reading

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kindness in Baltimore City

Baltimore is a divided city – black and white and in between. Some see the other as enemy. But that’s not so. For example, today I took my white-haired, white lady self and my small red cart down the street … Continue reading

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Who would do this to a flower?

Last week, flowers – red and white vinca – were planted beneath the curbside tree. Come Sunday morning, they were not. someone had plucked them out one by one and left them, roots upturned, to die. Who would do this … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Walking by the Basilica, church-goers exiting A woman in a gauzy Spring dress with her cane wielding Mother behind her. – A light breeze – The Mother barks – Hold your dress down The woman dutifully drops her arm to … Continue reading

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on a bench

On a bench by the station sleeping weathered face turned to the sun

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all-purpose adjective

This morning out walking – Walking down Light Street walking behind a guy repetitively repeating that all-American participial adjective formerly referred to as a 4-letter word but now too ubiquitous to be shocking. The napowrimo prompt for the day: repetition

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Morning walk

Hanging from a fourth story window a man with a bucket clutching a squeegee washes winter grime from the condo In the new restaurant’s window a man nicely suited precisely sets silver on the white linened table

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