Imaginary Friends

Worker Bea. A most fitting name That describes her the best. Flitting from aisle to aisle Along shelf to shelf To gather and sort. An occasional question From a curious patron Allows her to show expertise. On the books that she loves, That she reads when she rests At the end of a very long day. 10"x10"- $375.

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Well, you know his story. Nothing particularly extraordinary, And even to himself. Worked hard and played even harder. Until he couldn’t anymore. Didn’t fall for long or far. But enough to damage those around him. Things are quieter now. He’s okay with that. All things said and done. 10"x10"- $375.

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She will serve lasagna tonight. It is her specialty she thinks. And they all love it. She makes the pasta by hand. And the recipe from scratch. It takes her all day. Her apron dusted with flour. Smeared with tomato paste. Splashed with red sauce. She couldn’t be happier. An artist at work. Masterpiece in the making. 10"x10"- $375.

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She had them perfectly sized up. Knew the height and width. And the depth. Of course the depth. Deep or shallow. Deeper the darker. So many increments From top to bottom. She saw them all. The small flaws To be explored. She knew where to poke. 10"x10"- $375.

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She has a secret for sure. Not meant to share. But knows someday she must. She savors the knowledge Of the power she wields Against who might cause her some harm. Now she owns it and knows it. It’s boxed up quite well. As she hides it away with care. For the time of her choosing, When the air fills with reckoning, The day that the secret’s revealed. 10"x10"- $375.

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Saunter at sunset, absorbing the glow. Confirming the mood. Days chance to be the Extravert and Outspoken. We speak less and it’s okay. How can we talk with such a display? As we watch and wonder. Its quieter and softer. Despite the brash colors that light up the sky. SOLD

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Remembering him from when Life bustled with prospects, They, with camera in hand. Capturing fleeting moments That added, then multiplied To years of stringed events. Like those glittering lights Strung at that garden gala Illuminating the guests below. With the laughter and chatter And only a wine sip away From making a new best friend. 10"x10"- $375.

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Ready for his cheesesteak now. Chores done for the day. Scent of lawn lingers. He’ll have that beer too. The first sip is all The reward he desires. He’ll sit back in his chair On the shaded front porch While peepers sing out their tunes. As he waits for his meal He sighs with relief As the breeze slides over his brow. 10"x10"- $375.

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Ready for Quizno. Favorite night of the week. Cracks knuckles in anticipation. Honing his skills. Wikipedia weirdo. Jeopardy junkie. Been on winning streak. Once a chump, now a champ. Philly grown. Wins some bucks. Calls it champ change. Laughs while he pockets it. 10"x10"- $375.

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PBR night ahead, and not much different from the night before. Only a different game. And maybe pizza. But pepperoni too. Forgot to shave he thinks. But it doesn’t matter. Who cares anyway? Sometimes he likes pineapple on his pizza. Dudes think he’s gross. 10"x10"- $375.

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On the verge of acceptance, Teetering on the edge, Not far from the bottom. A long plateau he travelled, Most of his life, To get to this point. There were no rolling hills In that desolate landscape. Nothing to hide the horizon. It was all foreseeable, The inevitable future, As he arrived. 10"x10"- $375.

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Off to the Artistans Market. Her favorite weekend adventure. Mostly she goes alone. She loves the pace of slow action. The casual banter of shoppers. The smiles on their faces. Each stall a unique offering. Some cooked, baked, or jellied. Others hand made or field grown. She chooses her purchase. This week a blueberry muffin, She’ll have later with tea. 10"x10"- $375.

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Oh the tales he could tell of the years long ago as a young man wanting. The life that buzzes and sizzles with anticipation of the meeting with the future. Arguing with friends on the meaning of it all of the whys and why care. And who was the cool cat of the moment and how he could not linger longer. SOLD

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Not sure today was better than yesterday. And definitely not sure about tomorrow. But way far better than last week. If she could she would Stuff last week in a pillow case And drown it in the lake. She’d tie rocks to it. Let it long sink And hard land to the bottom. So it wouldn’t ever rise again. And she’d never have to face it. Then, maybe tomorrow would be better. 10"x10"- $375.

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Mildly pleased with himself As he usually is. When he finished his latest painting. “The colors, just right. Perspective, perfection. And composition quite appealing.” He’ll show it next week. To the gallery close by. “And of course they will accept it.” For his reputation precedes him. He know well, they need him. Or at least that is what he thinks. 10"x10"- $375.

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