Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Still She Persists

  the steps rise steeper as her tomorrows decline       yet still she persists     I saw Helene's What Do You See Challenge directly after reading the news of yet another infuriating decision to exert control over women. I am struggling to retain hope for a future where (as a woman) I am considered to be a… Continue reading Still She Persists

Haiku & Other Poetry

Spring’s Debut

thunder rocks n rolls to the beat of pounding rain spring debuts its band This haiku was inspired by the rainy Florida days that harken the end of our beautiful winter weather. Colleen's choose your own words Tanka Tuesday Challenge and this beautiful photo (courtesy of  Helene's What Do You See Challenge) complemented my thoughts perfectly. Thanks!  

Flash Fiction

Transformation

Maclin knew this day would come. As far back as their stories could be traced, this had been the way of things. When a cub reached puberty, they left their mother’s protection and went far into the woods towards the sea. Staying away until they had completed their entire first cycle—alone. It was required. As… Continue reading Transformation

Haiku & Other Poetry

Paris on my Mind

Dreaming of the past When lanterns blazed the night sky    And stars sparkled bright Illuming a boundless hope For tomorrow’s future   In the midst of all the terrible awful horrible things happening in the good ol' USA, I have been feeling a bit hopeless. I've also been thinking (dreaming) of traveling (escaping). Sadly… Continue reading Paris on my Mind

Haiku & Other Poetry

I See Me

my mind full, spinning dusty on the edges, but   shining with ideas    Today's word prompt (self) for Linda's JuJoJan Challenge was courtesy of But I Smile Anyway Go! Visit them both! The idea of self was obviously twirling around in my brain because when I saw Helen's Photo Prompt I immediately thought--that reminds me of my brain!… Continue reading I See Me