nature’s warning signs
of warming are apropos
and show worse will come

for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge


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trees feed multitudes
who wait for the leaves that fall
i eat the apples

for Mind Love Misery Menagerie Photo Challenge


nature’s little bugs
thrive on this warmer planet
if only we cared

for The Twiglets


“describe them. describe the first one.”
“he was holding a gun.”
“what did he look like?”
“i recognized the gun. it was a glock 17.”
“was he black or white?”
“you get shot with one of those, you’re probably gonna get killed. i had my eye on his trigger finger.”
“what about the other guy?”
“a piece of pipe. he didn’t have a gun, just the pipe.”
“was they black or white? were they speaking english?”
“if the first guy didn’t have a gun, i could have handled the pipe.”
“what were they wearing? gang colors? patches?”
“the trick with a pipe is, they have to miss with the first swing and that’s when you move. they usually aren’t thinking yet with that first swing. you know?”

for Go Dog Go Cafe Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge


lion chooses weakest
in the herd; i’m the weakest
but i still fight back

for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday