tg within

tg within
Chicago, Illinois,
November 02
All words and art contained here within this blog are the sole property of tgwithin (c) copyright 2015. Most are my own. But I'd love to share themwith you... just ask me how I can help.


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JANUARY 31, 2015 9:44PM


Tin torn

We are torn apart

upside sideways

newspaper smudged again

As I take apart our little world

the Unseen suddenly exposed kick up

laughing at us as they roll around collecting strength

before they hop and scurry away

Some are chased by one… Read full post »

JANUARY 18, 2015 9:42AM

For Auld Lang Syne



The cellophane of the New Year already lay crumpled and discarded

no longer tempting cold fingers to cheat

and sneak a peak before midnight


next to the list of promises for a better self

a brighter future

discarded already against the confettied floor… Read full post »

JANUARY 5, 2015 3:17PM

Behind the Angel's Sleeve

At winters tail

Angel sleeve of the season

We hide behind her cold sharp sleeve


and watch the glimmering sneeze

Frosted with sprinkles

dodge and tuck beneath her drool

afraid to touch the cold

cool drool

We wait inside for winter's tale to drip away soon

Snow Storm 2014Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2015 1:04PM


DECEMBER 8, 2014 8:43PM

The Perch

perch 1

Roosting there alone he sits

out on the perch to spy or catch

or shoot to kill with stealth the hit

advantageous is his perch 

above the water

out on a limb

built with scraps of wood and shim

surrounded is his lofty pad

away from… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2014 1:26PM

At The Bloody Center

Sand cherry 1


Surrounded by transparent petals of white

is the bloody center of the Sand Cherry

brightly facing the sun of a new day

and the clear choice for those who can't see it

He is rooted in the shifting sands

sands that have lost… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 9:39PM

Swamp Mess

Swamp mess

Yes a mess

a swampy mess

colorful nest of swirling lies

promises test our dialated eyes

where is the plug

the bung to stop up the hole

so shallow the thought

caught up in this shoal

swirling stagnation

crooked and broken by… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 2, 2014 3:38PM

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing

 Look below into the cold

remember the old ways

are they now our ways 

swim to the surface

and ask for another chance

before bones freeze

mulish is the thin thought


too stubborn to dream

swim away

tomorrow's school vibrates underwater

like the fallen… Read full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2014 5:03PM

Witches Plea - Friday Foto

Please Try one

Have a safe Halloween 2014.

TG:D  Read full post »

OCTOBER 25, 2014 8:51AM

Bee Still my Life

Basic Breakfast

Breakfast Basics

tgwithin (c) 2014 



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OCTOBER 22, 2014 3:39PM

Stones, Hulls and Bones


Small Bites

gathered piles down by the shore line

sticks and stones and bitten shells

husks and bones of a year in my time

linger tightly piled from feld

 Nightshade on the rocks

 Bitter path the nightshade picks on

clinging to the hope of fall

hovering over castoff  fragments

endless piles,… Read full post »

OCTOBER 17, 2014 8:02PM

Creeps in the Hood

 creeps 13

 of the creeps

in your neighbor hood

one word says it all 

spooks 14 

and if you don't believe me

smokin' stares

might burn right thru you.

spooks 5 

The Steins got a new houskeeper

she arrives late, stays late

and is quite creative with their broom,

spooks 2 

Alt… Read full post »

OCTOBER 10, 2014 11:35PM

Five of a kind

five of a kind and full of juice. 2014 (c) tgwithin/
OCTOBER 4, 2014 11:36PM

Lucy's Jewel

Lucy 7


We've made it to 7 Months

lost one sofa

two shoes

a hallway of carpet shreaded

gnaw marks on the dresser, dinning chairs and end tables

will be sanded away

"added patina" I say

the rugs and Larson's neck

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 2:59PM


sunshine 1

summer wains

but not for Sunflower

her timing is perfect

now tall in the sky

she reigns 

and makes us smile

remembering the warmth

of loving times

shared with family and friends 

bounty comes late

from her brite bloom

stored in… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 10:18AM




a sure sign of fall

on a crystal clear morning

just out of reach in the shallows

a lone goose sleeps

safe in his reflection

alone no more


2014 (c) tgwithin  

[ now available for purchase at] 

Photography Prints Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 8:14AM



Surfaced,  that I have,

on a new art sight. 

Enjoy this lucky friday foto.

 Sell Art Online

One for luck! 

2014 (c)  tgwithin 

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 10:19AM


[As you can see I wrote this over a year ago...still true today.] 




And now to arm

with what to pay

and who does whistle

and whom shall slay

Not with my vote

Not with my dollars

The machine does cry

for war

As old men holler

for… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 9:15AM

Perfect Pair

Petrified Pair

Not only are they rotten

past stinking

They are Petrified!


2014 (c) tgwithin 

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 4:48PM

Of Millennium Days


Of Millennium Days

these were the best

the clearest and true



 Tickled reflections smiled back

giddy with joy

for the future



quiet stollen moments

on a clear September day

bask in these moments of peace

Stare Off 

 And for those lucky and freeRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 11:49AM



Take Two and Call Me in the Morning

Take tWo and Call mE



Gerry Pop

Ger Pop

Fall's thirsty pleasure

sucks up all remaining moisture

and with it as if pulled into… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 4:27PM


Peach Are here and hard as rocks!

But fear not for this simple Peach and Pecan recipe will not let you down, nor will I.

Ready to rock dessert!

Set oven to 375 Degrees a oblong cake pan melt 1 stick butter set aside. … Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 10:49AM

Front Page Hijinx

So if JT, Dr.,Con and Lez

Spitzie, Nick, Boaner and Miles

Ted, Alan, Christine and Yoki

All decided to "edit" their ancient front page articles

Say with new titles and words and current thoughts

We'd have a new front page

But of course

Sharing would definately take a lot of paste… Read full post »

AUGUST 28, 2014 6:15PM

B Team

never picked


Its ok to B on the B Team

At least they let you play 

When all the others have have had their say

A visit may come your way

B team players are more than they seem

B team players are the glue in the seams

The color on print… Read full post »

AUGUST 22, 2014 9:19AM

Autum Light