attitude derrière/arabesque penchèe/satipaṭṭhāna

jogging is my meditation; ballet is my profession.

daily, five miles, each five hundred steps a move i must perfect using satipaṭṭhāna.

today, attitude derrière and arabesque penchèe in my romantic ballerina long tutu.

 

For Three Line Tales Week 120.

Haiku: Sun

the sun in clear sky

permits only quick glances

not closer study

 

For Haiku Horizons

cigarette break

 

“How many times have I told you, Fred?”

“I’m sorry, Myrtle.”

“No more puffin, birdbrain.”

 

For 3LineTales.

writephoto: charmer

Silicon Valley Charmer

 

Think you can’t afford a home in Silicon Valley?

Check out this beauty! So close by in the Santa Cruz mountains, just off Leprechaun Parkway. Steve Jobs wanted it but it wasn’t available while he was still alive.

Priced to move! Tired of those several-million-dollar-plus pricetags? Offer a single, solitary million and be prepared to haggle! Owner returning to the auld sod. Must sell.

Bedrooms/bath/kitchen/playroom/dining room/living room/rumpus room/library/studio all in one! Schools close by, two hours by bus.

All the amenities: running water (during the rainy season); firewood and kindling nearby (except post-forest fires); food (deer, squirrel, etc.). Loads of parking space – right up to the cliff.

Diverse neighborhood: Trolls, dwarfs, elves, mountain lions, burnt-out coders, the homeless.

The area isn’t gold country, but dig and ye shall find! Pots of it! (Just don’t keep it!)

 

For Sue Vincent’s Writer Prompt. WritePhoto.

provoke

i awoke

provoked

heartbroke

needing a smoke, a toke, and some coke

broke

what a joke

what a bloke

what a moke

rooked at crooked poker

snookered

choked  by a woke hooker

a real looker

i’m overlooked, overcooked

just an outspoke cowpoke

 

For Daily Prompt

snow

We were snowed in and snowed under with work but the boss’s reasons for no overtime were a real snow job, while he acted pure as the driven snow and left us snowed.

 

For One-Liner Wednesday

noise

in the dark of the past night, my wife woke me and said what’s that noise? but it was just the house creaking.

i turned on our white noise machine.

woke up in the morning and made a joyful noise unto the lord in the shower.

city noises drifted in through our open bedroom window.

uh oh. noisy baby this morning. hope she’s all right.

and my car made some strange noises on the way to work.

in his cubicle, sam was noising off. with his promotion, he’s a big noise now. his pronouncements are causing a lot of noise at headquarters.

my lab instruments had an unfavorable signal-to-noise ratio this morning; the data  was noisy.

thank goodness the holidays are coming. we’re heading for the country. Nature, apart from humans, roaring beasts, flocks of starlings, volcanos, storms, and other natural disasters, does not make a lot of noise.

 

For The Daily Post.