Plug your nose
Hold your nostrils shut
Instead of breathing in
Loads of coke
Instead of air
So you don’t
End up
Young but dead and
Or also
Using that stuff
Right into your veins may give you a
Over the moon
For a while
Faster then the nose route but
Man while it’s
A wilder ride you will
Not be alive at its end

for The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest


animals do not
barter but they share in ways
to live in balance

for Weekend Writing Prompt


her unconditional love included some conditions.

for Saturday Six Word Story Prompt


ante us, no “sorry”
the carnivores eat their fill
mostly we do too

for Tale Weaver


the big cat pauses
ears catch a sound in the night
for me it’s a mouse

for Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille

birthday surprise

i had an idea for a birthday surprise gift. it was complicated but once i got my head wrapped around it, i got busy, all wrapped up in it. but keeping it under wraps. and now finally i was wrapping it with birthday wrap. humming some rap. wrapping it up for the woman who could wrap me around her little finger. it was a wrap … then i heard a rap at the door. it was her. doubts. what if she hated it. was not rapt. thought i was dumb, which would be a bad rap, a bum rap. what if she rapped my knuckles. geez, women are riddles wrapped in mysteries wrapped in enigmas.

for Stream of Consciousness Saturday


gregarious ducks
will hang out with each other
and sometimes with us

for Fandango’s One-word Challenge