Haiku

my nature daydream

frolicsome white seabirds not

covered in black oil

 

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

our apples


Photo by Annie Spratt

one bad apple spoils the whole barrel

so let’s get rid of the barrel

make all not some classrooms  clean and well-lit

pay our teachers

at a level commensurate with their importance

the importance of teachers always being high

support them in their on-going training

lay in and replenish teaching materials

 

rotten apples cannot be made fresh

but bad children

whatever bad means exactly

can be helped

supported, guided

taught

doctors heal

we appreciate and reward them

teachers heal too

 

For 100 Week Wednsday

44 words: not a fire drill

great balls of fire

the fat’s hitting the fire

boyo

now catch fire

breathe fire

you ball of fire

show me the fire

in your eyes

in your belly

down below

it’s your baptism of fire

boyo

fire your weapon

before i fire you

 

For dVerse

haiku

forest covers hills
dense green warm humid humming
bug crawls on wet log

 

For Haiku Horizons

have you got a moment?

just a moment…

any moment now…

i’ll be with you in a moment…

this will only hurt for a moment…

these are all long moments, taken moment by moment

in the morse code of life, moments are the dashes

do i live for the moment?

the moment of truth?

never a dull moment?

while i eat mo mints?

while i wait for my mom to say that’s enough init?

while i wait for my moment in the sun

but no… at the moment i’m having an aha moment

a come to jesus moment

a hallmark moment

a kodak moment

a… a senior moment

at this moment, at this moment in time, this weak moment

not a moment too soon

in the heat of the moment

yes yes i am declared the man of the moment

by the woman of the moment

 

For Pic and a Word Challenge

suddenly

glacier withdraws at
glacial pace then suddenly
green grass blades appear

 

For The Daily Post

storm

we were destined for a rough storm

rough as an agitated malamute

as we commuted

but the sentence was commuted

the violent rugged vicious brutal tempest

mutated  transmuted  permuted

calmed  calming   calm

eased  easing   at ease

muted

gone

 

For Weekly Writing Challenge