Earth Moving

These big earth movers sure know how to tear it up, excavating the pavement and plowing away areas of land to make room for new roads and homes. July was a month of construction and building new things, tearing away old scars and starting anew. Not just in the literal sense but in a mental way. I have tried to refresh my creative ways and find some newfound inspiration in writing, photography, and video making.

As I have done with previous posts, I reflect on the previous month and look ahead to the next one. I’m always looking for the next set of days to be earth moving, to see significant change and progress in whatever I am doing, but for the most part things will likely be slow and methodical as before. It’s time to buy a new memory card for my phone because I accidentally snapped the one in half while trying to remove it from the pesky slot underneath. I’ve had about 10 of those tiny cards and they are now all lost or broken.

 

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Fifth of July

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The rockets red glare
A smoky haze in the night
Celebrations commence

The sky, smoky sky
Burning bright behind
An earthly forest

Ignite the darkness
This nation a year older
The layers upon layers
Of blood, sweat, and tears

Hopes and dreams renewed
The gleam of the sword
Signifying mightiness
And strength of the united

Burn,  Layers

Hot and Cold

July is hot but the ice cream is cold as always. The hot weather and cold food clash in the open. These pictures are from the Frosty Boy, a favorite summer attraction since the 1970s.

Opposites

Blue Moon Rising

Blue Moon | July
Uncommon as lightning strikes twice
Two full moons in one
Eyes won’t see again
Not again
Until two-oh-one-eight

I’ll just wait here
Wait for the stars to line up
The cosmos to cycle through
Maybe next time
It will actually be blue