Humor Me… 12.31

Humor Me… 12.31

just a tad funny
that we travel
so far from home
to find (relatively anyway…)
our neighbors.

met a bunch of folks
from our part of the great north

all of us will now take
our collective memories
and have ‘them’ help
sustain us through
the rest of the winter

at the airport full of arrivals and
full of departures…no regrets

we are all net ‘neighbors’
(relatively) -those of us ‘here’
sharing the ether cresting waves
to you and yours all the best
in the New Year of 2015.

(c) JP/dh

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best made plans… even with some luck 12.30

best made plans… even with some luck                       12.30

starting out the day
with a good plan until we
discover issues…

we found a snafu with how
we were going to get home

attempting a fix
lost some bonus airline points
we’ll live – and move on

filling the last day
to the man made beach; I found
*two live conch, a penny

and a snorkel tube and mask
so I got to see some fish

yellow and blue stripes
and some that looked invisible
I floated with them

then we went to play nine holes
at a local ‘Key’ golf course

checking our return
one more time, we get a rep
who earns accolades

so tomorrow it is back
to our winter wonderland…

(c) JP/dh
* I tossed them back into the ocean –
so they could continue to grow old.

The great rep fixed everything 🙂

See you on the flip side.
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Long Day Stretching (into longer night…part two) 12.29

Long Day Stretching (into longer night…part two) 12.29

(c) JP/dh

Smart machines, unplugged
Crossed wires,
Crossed eyes
Finally figured out how to get
The DVD player to work

Standing water?
The ‘washing machine’ in our room
Won’t drain – what a pain
Got to borrow a key to a room
Under construction to do laundry.
Attempting to go home
With clean clothes.

Smart machines, plugged
The microwave tells the time
Eleven-Fifty-Three PM, only
Seven minute until the new day
… laundry still drying…

Goodnight moon, Goodnight ‘Keys’
Goodnight butterflies, Goodnight me.

(c) JP/dh
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in twelve hours… 12.29

in twelve hours… 12.29

ospreys in their nest
start the morning, with coffee
and some cereal

then the day proceeds
with a long drive down coast –
furthest point south

long day finally
ends with a campy movie
and broken machines

…to be continued…

(c) JP/dh
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five haiku memories 12.28

five haiku memories                     12.28

1
Anne’s beach and that one
behind the library there,
one at the street’s end

2
glass bottom boat ride
just a tad rough, still got to
see coral and fish

3
pool in the afternoon
then to the postage stamp beach
at our hideaway

4
found the trail to the
jetty; a black cormorant
feather to take home

5
getting to dress up
for dinner reservations
after the sunset

(c) JP/dh

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Afternoon Adventure (a haibun) 12.27

Afternoon Adventure                     (a haibun) 12.27

There is an advantage to…
spontaneous ventures and
missing the glass bottom boat.
We waited for about an hour
to see if there were no shows…

And got a discount
for choosing to come back.

There was a pier where
we got to see the actual
African Queen boat
that was used in the movie
with Hepburn and Bogie.

After loving restoration.
Cool to see that movie prop.

There is an advantage to
being flexible and not tied
to any particular schedule
especially when you are
with someone you love…

go easy peezy
and with the flow; whatever
floats the boat… sail smooth

(c) JP/dh
http://africanqueenflkeys.com/

*before the storm (a haibun) 12.27

*before the storm (a haibun) 12.27

coral quarry
ancient remains
of when
life was under
the sea
just a few feet
of soil for the
hammock of trees
so seek fresh water
from the fossil reef
at the state park
where the guide
gave us a tour
and the mosquitoes
dined on my flesh…

morning hours spent
stepping in history’s key
Flaglers’ trains…now gone

(c) JP/dh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Flagler
* The quarry was worked, before the hurricane
of 1935 destroyed the rails…
Now the area is a State Park.