poem

we’re being tested
by indifferent forces
for us it’s life or death

for The Daily Spur

poem

civilization
leaves complicated markers
nature can erase

for Ragtag Daily Prompt

poem

human odyssey
increasingly dangerous
with no end in sight

for Word of the Day Challenge

grapes

wild grapes grow in tangles
on the fringes of the wood
facing cultivated fields
of vines in ranks
their vintage product
civilized

for Weekend Writing Prompt

our world today

let’s review:
the word for our world today
acceleration
no way to slow down
no way to get off

for Your Daily Word

Haiku

my nature daydream

frolicsome white seabirds not

covered in black oil

 

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

our apples


Photo by Annie Spratt

one bad apple spoils the whole barrel

so let’s get rid of the barrel

make all not some classrooms  clean and well-lit

pay our teachers

at a level commensurate with their importance

the importance of teachers always being high

support them in their on-going training

lay in and replenish teaching materials

 

rotten apples cannot be made fresh

but bad children

whatever bad means exactly

can be helped

supported, guided

taught

doctors heal

we appreciate and reward them

teachers heal too

 

For 100 Week Wednsday

44 words: not a fire drill

great balls of fire

the fat’s hitting the fire

boyo

now catch fire

breathe fire

you ball of fire

show me the fire

in your eyes

in your belly

down below

it’s your baptism of fire

boyo

fire your weapon

before i fire you

 

For dVerse

haiku

thunderstorm arrives
wind rises; chance lightning bolt
strips slim tree of bark

 

For Ronovan Writes

suddenly

glacier withdraws at
glacial pace then suddenly
green grass blades appear

 

For The Daily Post