Haiku

my nature daydream

frolicsome white seabirds not

covered in black oil

 

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

Haiku

earth circles the sun

to bring seasonal changes

along with nestlings

For Haiku Horizons

Haiku

no rush earth is large

no rush but soon we hear the

terminal warning

 

For COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY

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.

boxing

 

“You’ve got to quit.”

“I can’t quit. We need the money.”

“We need you more than we need the money. You keep getting beat up.”

“I’m paid to get beat up.”

“They couldn’t pay you enough for that. You’re a father .”

“What am I going to do if I don’t fight?”

“What are you going to do when you can’t fight?”

“I used to be able to think. I’ve caught so many to the head, I can’t think anymore. I can’t get another job.”

“Which is harder to get, another job or another family?”

 

Photo prompt © J Hardy Carroll
For Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

 

raven

A raven adopted me at my cabin in the north woods. I named him Edgar. We had a casual relationship, based on food and togetherness.

Edgar roamed the woods at will. One day, he brought home a crow, whom I named Allan.

Allan generally gave me a wide berth, unlike Edgar, who would perch on my shoulder. Allan and I competed for Edgar’s affections. I sensed that Allan was gradually winning.

When the two birds built a nest together and Allan laid eggs in it, I changed her name to Ellen.

The hybrid babies took me for their godfather.

 

For Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge

pillow talk

[the challenge: use synonyms for table, sleep, take, foot, black.]

 

“Let’s defer this discussion.”

“You have a problem with those of a dusky hue. What’s to discuss?”

“I don’t have a problem with… It’s just that I was about to drift off here.”

“We don’t want to start out in the wrong direction. Might as well settle this now. No sense in you trying to say you didn’t say what you said.”

“I was just surprised.”

“To meet my dusky-hued mom? I’m not trying to pass.”

“I’m here now, aren’t I? Nice hotel. I paid the bill.”

“You paid the bill and now when I mention my mom you roll over with your back to me. How am I supposed to judge that?”

“You wore me out.”

“Uh huh.”

“All right. Tomorrow we’ll go visit my parents.”

 

For Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie