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ALL IN A DAY

shaped like a boat, a sock peeked out, down under the rim. a baby bootie, a boot camp scootie, befuddled the face, bright red, of a pale blond — a mother on the side. could have been undies lining the sailor cap! waterlogged laughter. sea of despair. however... i showed her up, dereliction of my polished shoes. barely an adult, sneakering to hide in the head, luckily placed as a guest in the gatehouse and not out on my rear guard or thrown in the brigg for my lack of attention to detail. the blond carries her family in a seabag — not allowed — can’t find the other sock. 9/3/2020 All In A Day Poetry Contest Sponsor - William Kekaula scootie means child that is between the stages of crawling and walking. Here I’m using it as a baby’s sock. sneakering is a play on words as I had absentmindedly put on my sneakers

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Date: 9/17/2020 5:26:00 AM
- Congratulations on your 2nd place in the contest, Kim :) - Have a great day, enjoy it :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/17/2020 7:48:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise!
Date: 9/16/2020 9:20:00 PM
I admire your choice metaphors, Kim, refreshing insights that you have shared throughout! A delightful submission, congrats on your honorable win, Aloha! William
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/16/2020 10:31:00 PM
Thank you, William! :)
Date: 9/6/2020 1:44:00 AM
"the blond carries her family in a seabag" this is so TRUE! Wow! Love this one. A FAVE.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/6/2020 6:19:00 AM
Thank you, Caren!
Date: 9/4/2020 8:47:00 PM
VERY NICE.All the best
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/5/2020 4:23:00 AM
Thank you, Anisha!
Date: 9/4/2020 10:08:00 AM
Great interplay of words Kim rich in imagery. Well done! e
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/4/2020 10:15:00 AM
Thank you, Eric!
Date: 9/4/2020 6:21:00 AM
- Great told, Kim ... (one day of really?) - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/4/2020 10:14:00 AM
Thanks, Anne-Lise!
Date: 9/3/2020 4:51:00 PM
Kim, what a wondrous, fantastic poem ! I remember being called a, "baby bootie" in early Navy boot camp. I hear every Navy recruit now goes to Great Lakes. Thank you for being supportive of my monoku of a young fallen soldier. Best Wishes for the Contest !
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/3/2020 5:03:00 PM
You’re welcome and thank you!