Sunday Afternoon

Image by Esther Merbt from Pixabay

reading in the garden with a cup of tea
catching up on some old tomes, spectacles in place
some weeds caught my eye so i got up to pluck them
the grandkids showed up and wanted to play
i took them to a movie; family friendly; caught a few zzz’s in my seat

for In Other Words…


our relationship, it’s in bad repair
but not beyond repair
to a coffee shop let’s repair
and work on its repair
we, the pair apart, must ourselves re-pair

for In Other Words…


is that thing spying on me?
motionless. eyes unblinking.
but wait. it ate an insect.
it ate another.

Image by alexis parra from Pixabay
for 5 Lines or Less


a face, special words
or the wrong piece of pizza
sets the heart aflame

for In Other Words


tall tree dry forest
bolt strikes from unsettled sky
world reborn in flames

Image by Gloria Williams from Pixabay
for 5 Lines or Less

Waiting for Your Silicon Valley Home?

Located in a last patch of local greenery, this darling starter home is priced to move at 1.1 million.

Comes with material to weave your own blankets and create your favorite gourmet agneau dishes.

Close to the customer-service/complaint kiosks at Facebook, Apple, Google, Linked In, and your other popular monopolies.

Phone for appointment. Please don’t baather current residents.

For those whose stock options haven’t yet vested, we also offer spots in the local bush that will accommodate a single mattress, starting at $1,000/month.

Image by misterfarmer from Pixabay
For 5 Lines or Less


extinctions increase
topsy-turvey world becomes
now only topsy

for 5 Lines or Less Challenge
image by Garak01 from Pixabay


Jeez, I have performance anxiety – but this will be good for me.

Putting on Chopin’s Impromptu #1, Op. 29,  the Rubenstein recording, available on YouTube.

Warming up: the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy red dog…. whatever…

Clearing my mind so this exercise will be done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed.

And… go!… wait. Five lines or less? This is it?… Rats.


For Patricia’s Place