Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

A Change is Gonna Come (Hopefully)

The world spins around Bringing a spark of new hope As fuel for the flames I've been WP MIA for a couple of weeks. Between the heat and the constant rain and the general state of our world, I've been uninspired or depressed or lethargic. "Whatever" has been my go-to feeling of late. Ugh. But… Continue reading A Change is Gonna Come (Hopefully)

Haiku & Other Poetry

Burning in Plain Sight

as we spin a tale    the beauty of youth turns foul burning in plain sight Thanks to Colleen's Poetry Challenge for the opportunity to shout into the wind about climate change!! Today's challenge was to write a poem using synonyms for the two challenge words. I used "beauty" for pretty and and "foul" for ugly.

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Metaphorically Speaking …

thick skin, hard to peel sweet and juicy underneath am I an orange? I’m currently in research mode, so the book on my desk is Raymond Arsenault’s St. Petersburg and the Florida Dream. Following Linda's  directions, I closed my eyes, flipped it open, and pointed. I landed on the description of a photo from circa… Continue reading Metaphorically Speaking …

Haiku & Other Poetry

Don’t Call Me Daisy

Awaiting their time To spread their wings and take flight The dashing pair sleep This buggy haiku was inspired by seeing these rascals (pictured above) firmly stuck to the side of a building last night while walking home from dinner. Social media posting help me identify them as dasychira meridionalis. Honestly I’m still creeped out… Continue reading Don’t Call Me Daisy

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

once again …

moments of silence commemorating the dead kneeling silently to send our thoughts and prayers silent bows of surrender Once again ... twelve more murders to add to our list of shame. Twelve more people gone because our so-called leaders refuse to stand up to the NRA. Twelve more deaths that will be met with the… Continue reading once again …