what have we here

found objects, lying forgotten on the ground
or in the gutter
a mitten, a note, an infant’s shoe
or seen from Olympus
the world and everything in it

for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge


i have a phobia
don’t like laughing or crying
crying is easy to avoid
i stay away from children
laughing is tougher
so much of it around
mostly ironic, or nervous

for Three Things Challenge


market forces do
what madness and sloth have not
lay waste the planet

for Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge