Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

transformation

As part of Fandango's Flashback Friday, I'm posting this haiku from 2/21/2019 inspired by Sue's Write Photo challenge (photo below). Resolute they wait Imprisoned in time and space Anticipating Today, I'm a little less hopeful, thus an updated reflection ... time’s transformation   quiets anticipation as it erodes hope Link to Original Post entitled Anticipation

Flash Fiction, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Great Cheeks!

Today, I offer a “tongue in cheek” look behind the scenes of my budding career as a sculptor.* “Is that your first sculpture?” He asked. That’s a bit of a cheeky question, I thought before replying: “Yes. Hard to believe, isn’t it? It’s so life-like. And look at those cheek bones!” “Erm … yes. They… Continue reading Great Cheeks!

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

The Big House

Apparently this was it: the prison’s law library. One row of ancient books on a rickety cart. Was that smell despair or just mildew? Probably mildew. The stink of despair was coming from—as they say—inside the house. Did they still call it the Big House? Or was that passé? She much preferred that to slammer… Continue reading The Big House

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

looking for love & harmony

to spark devotion    and banish cacophony the birds joined their calls and sang a sweet melody in unity with the trees    Thanks to Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Synonyms Only Challenge Our words for today are “love” and “harmony” and my synonyms are “devotion” and “unity.” 'Twas fun but hard!

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, Random Rants, tutto e niente

like sheep

Like sheep we follow Ignoring the other’s cries Till they come for us After this past week, I fear (even more than I did before) for the survival of our democracy. When we allow the president to act outside the law, how can we claim to be a nation of laws. When we actively persecute… Continue reading like sheep

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

broken heart

my imprisoned heart consecrated by your love     once whole, now broken This broken shard of pottery embellished with (what looks to me like) hearts immediately brought to mind the end of something—love or perhaps even obsession. All things end. Sometimes that’s not a bad thing. And sometimes it is. Take your pick. Thanks to… Continue reading broken heart

Flash Fiction, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Choices

Sweet or salty? I choose both. Sometimes the simplest choices have profound meaning. Inspiration thanks to Linda's SoCs word prompt "choices" and to Soul Searcher's challenge to tell a story in six words using the prompt "sugar." Visit their sites for other great contributions and to get the skinny on the rules.