Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

only the grass

I as elephants brawl and the foolish close their eyes only the grass aches II monsters laugh with glee when the preying buzzards swirl o’er the barren shell This haiku set was inspired by current times. Read into them what you will. Thanks to FOWC and the prompt of “crazy” for which I substituted “foolish.”… Continue reading only the grass

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

Flash Fiction, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Climate Storm v. Storm Windows

She wondered whether the storm windows would hold. They were meant to keep out bad weather, not … well whatever was falling from the sky. It was funny she used to think the end of the world would come later. After she was gone. Not when her dreams were finally within her grasp. It wasn’t… Continue reading Climate Storm v. Storm Windows

Haiku & Other Poetry, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Deniers (One Year Later)

Reposting in honor of Fandango's Friday Flashback . Sadly, just as relevant today. Deniers imagine the world not an abstract perception melting as we klatch Written for this week’s Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Photo credit: Art Universe @ Instagram. And for today's FOWC with Fandango

Haiku & Other Poetry, Random Rants, tutto e niente

raging in the light

burning with fever sweet dreams spin into nightmares raging in the light Today's haiku was inspired by our current situation, the Global Climate Strike, and one of my favorites - Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. Our words are fever and fierce (for which I subbed in raging). Listen to the scientists and the kids!

Haiku & Other Poetry, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Spinning Chaos

Rising wall of blue Chaos spins from his still eye Exodus denied Thanks to Susi at I Write Her for a great photo challenge. I live in Florida, so obviously Dorian has been on my mind for the last week. Feel free to interpret this piece as a statement on that bitch! Thankfully, we got off pretty… Continue reading Spinning Chaos

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

bones of our past

to defy ennui a message in a bottle washed ashore today bearing the bones of our past as starkly bleached harbingers This bleak message was written as a response to the image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay courtesy of the wonderful Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Photo Challenge. Click for details and other contributions. For some reason, this week's… Continue reading bones of our past

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

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.