ducks by library
waddle after junkfood snacks
but i waddle too

for Word of the Day Challenge


mother duck dealing
with stray ducklings on the pond
i use a playpen

for The Daily Spur


so many signs now
of deterioration
man must transcend man

for Your Daily Word Prompt


newcomb’s paradox
i must choose a box or two
i must flip a coin

for Reena’s Exploration Challenge


sun peeks over hills
crisp autumn morning by pond
ducks and men afoot

for Ragtag Daily Prompt

weekly smile

found a wallet. returned it.

for The Weekly Smile


eat my mother says
you are thin as a scarecrow
real crows ignore me

for BrewNCafe


colony collapse. so many honeybees gone. can we live without honey? yes, we can live without a lot of things but at some point we’ll wonder if we want to.

we lean on the honeybee, depend on the honeybee to pollinate our crops and gardens. in the U.S., however, there are 4,000 species of indigenous bees; honeybees are immigrants. nothing wrong with immigrants but if they become a single failure point, planning becomes necessary.

some native bees have been shown to be two or three times as efficient pollinators as honeybees. (it was on the internet!) native bees give us some hope if colony collapse continues.

hope but not a complete solution if honeybees are lost. for example, honeybees are mobile; they can be shifted from farm to farm. they’re used in the February California almond groves, when no native bees are around. more study to be done.

meanwhile, moths, butterflies, and bats also pollinate.

moths in the nighttime
when not distracted by light
find the blooms they want

for dVerse Haibun Monday


forest whisper soothes
now fire comes and forest roars
drowning out our shouts

for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge


earth’s capacity
to maintain life versus ours
to kill most of it

for Your Daily Word Prompt