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CJ Muchhala


mud   puddlelicious   boot–stamped  paw-marked  
striped with dried grass   green pinpricks
potholes ambushing    pavement crumbling    
snowmelt  tricklingflowingflooding walkways

Š by CJ Muchhala.
Used with the author's permission.


CJ Muchhala lives in Shorewood,Wisconsin near Lake Michigan, but maintains a getaway on the Wisconsin River. Her poetry, fiction, and children's stories have been published in a variety of online and print journals, anthologies, and art/poetry exhibits. When she's not writing, CJ says she enjoys gardening "using the 'benign neglect theory," and baking bread "following the 5-minute method."



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Stephen Anderson:
Nice! I reminds me of a Bob Dylan song or two.
Posted 03/29/2021 06:01 PM
Wilda Morris:
Love it. I am sure e. e. cummings is applauding!
Posted 03/27/2021 06:09 PM
We didn't have much rain over the winter, so didn't have the messy-but-necessary muddy days to make the plants happy, so we're making them artificially!
Posted 03/27/2021 05:37 PM
Lori Levy:
Great! We had mud season in Vermont, where I grew up.
Posted 03/27/2021 03:00 PM
I love this poem, it is such a good reminder of how spring is beautiful but wonderfully messy. We can take great joy in that mess too.
Posted 03/27/2021 11:32 AM
A joyful reminder of why I love Spring. ~ Doris Bezio
Posted 03/27/2021 11:02 AM
Reminds me of why I fell in love with the poetry of e.e. cummings when I was younger (and still am). I also see that she and I are similar in our gardening strategy.
Posted 03/27/2021 10:34 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
Love this delightful poem, especially the newly invented word: puddlelicious and fresh images: bootstamped paw-marked.
Posted 03/27/2021 10:11 AM
Great fun.
Posted 03/27/2021 09:46 AM
Darrell Arnold:
According to cowboy poet Baxter Black, the four seasons in ranching country are summer, fall, winter, and mud.
Posted 03/27/2021 09:08 AM
I love your use of space.
Posted 03/27/2021 08:57 AM
Exactly. I call early spring the mud season.
Posted 03/27/2021 08:48 AM

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