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December 13, 2020

I know this is a departure from my usual Seedlings. It’s just that I’ve wanted to send something light and playful. I hope you enjoy it.




Oops! My new favorite word.

Oops is a softener; it removes things.
Like fabric softener removes wrinkles, oops removes shame.

Oops puts a mistake in its place
and says, never mind, try again.

Oops is a friend that will pat you on the cheek
when you don’t know what you’re doing.

Or think you know but discover you don’t.
Or you want to give something a try.

Oops makes me smile.
You’re so stupid makes me hide.

I think I might get a big OOPS tattoo somewhere on my body
so other people will smile with me.

Much love,


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