time’s arrow just is
won’t vary in direction
you’re getting older

for Putting My Feet in the Dirt


allows creatures to survive
i’m doing ok

for Ragtag Daily Prompt


sheepdogs wrangle sheep
shaping them into a herd
i wrangle english

for Fandango’s One-Word Prompt


offshore oil platforms
fuel to pollute plus worse leaks
i drink gin spill some

for Crimson’s Creative Challenge


nature’s boundaries
enforced by stable climate
are being redrawn

for Wednesday Challenge


PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold

“Ah, God’s promise,” Juan said, looking at the rainbow. “That storm was a bad one but it’s finally moved on.”
No response from his partner down in the living quarters.
The marina was coming back to life around him. He stretched and smiled and checked the boat for damage. Not too bad. A few days work and she’d be ready to go.
The storm had disrupted their plans for a quick trip down to St. Lucia. Couldn’t count on the weather anymore.
“We can take off by Friday,” he said.
“Another storm coming,” his partner called up. “A bigger one.”

for Friday Fictioneers


rainbows follow storms
in the coming years for us
there will be lots more

Fandango’s Provocative Question

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

During evolution’s endless, random changes, at some point, a child was born of hominid parents with sufficient differences in its DNA from other existent members of the genus Homo, to qualify as “homo sapiens” or to produce such a child when mating with a member of a related species, such as Homo neanderthalensis.

for Fandango’s Provocative Question


below carbon clouds
veils of rain evaporate
before reaching me

for Daily Discover Prompt


nature had the grace
to evolve us and now we
grace it with garbage

for Word of the Day Challenge