my life is tenebrous

my life is tenebrous
my parents are tenebrous
my school is tenebrous
my teachers are tenebrous
my mom says i have to stop before i drive her crazy

for Ragtag Daily Prompt


birds fluff their feathers
chill wind blows through bare branches
my clothes are layered

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge

Most Significant Event

“What do you think is the most significant event in the history of the human race? Please explain.”

70,000 years ago, a supervolcano erupted, hundreds of times as explosive as any volcano since. Named Toba, it ushered in years of cold. Its effects reduced the human race to perhaps “40 breeding pairs.” We faced extinction in southeastern Africa.

Hard to think of an event more significant than that, unless we continue to wreck the environment.

for Fandango’s Provocative Question


excited insect
trades group security for
trap of spider’s lace

for Three Things Challenge


who most eminent
humans or mother nature
answer imminent

for Your Daily Word Prompt


hurts to be human
ignorance is bliss they say
i want to forget

for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads


blasting wetlands for
“development” brings thoughts of
human dementia

for Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille

Hole in the Wall 3bd328e827ad878ce609dad27ac2c21a

We built a clubhouse on the edge of the woods. Boys only. We used scrap lumber from construction sites around town. It had a single room and a door with a padlock on it.

We left some holes in the walls for communication with anyone outside. Kept the holes covered otherwise. Brought some old chairs and a table and made some shelves for our stuff.

We had a thing with the girls where they could bring something to trade through the hole in front. Candy, prizes from the gumball machines, comic books, trading cards. Like that.

One day Evie came needing a present for her brother. I had a bag of marbles, which she thought would be perfect. All she had to trade were some movie magazines that I didn’t want. She didn’t beg or plead, just gave me a look.

I’ll give you the marbles, I said, if you’ll have a coke or some ice cream with me down at Milly’s.

She thought about it and I noticed my heart start thumping.

When she agreed and left, the guys started kidding me. It was my first date and it went ok.



quiet country stream
where minnows swim below me
in a water world

for Crimson’s Creative Challenge


odds against survival now
without major change

for Word of the Day Challenge