haiku

churlish bear browses
in humans camp while they at
creek annoy his trout

for Fandango One-word Challenge

Homelessness

I’m homeless.

I suffer from homelessness.

I’m homelessnessetic.

I wander the neighborhood homelessnessly.

I’ve adapted because I’m homelessnessable.

I was homelessnessed quite a while ago.

I’ve been homelessnessing with a light heart.

You could say I’m a homelessnessette.

I’m homelessnessful.

I blame society for homelessnessifying me.

I suffer from homelessnessalgia.

Thank you, thank you. Can I borrow five bucks?

 

For Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

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

A Dozen Roses

my darling
for our divorce
one dozen rose stems
grab them with a bare hand
like you grabbed my heart

 

For Addicted to Purple

pie encrustation

learned to make pie today. you get a lot of ingredients together and then you encrust them.

but the funny thing is, you make the crust first and it sits there encrusting… what?… the air?… my le creuset 9″ pie dish (hibiscus in color)?…

and when you dump the ingredients into it, it only encrusts the bottom and sides. in the case of this pie, i partially encrusted the top with criss-crossed strips of crust, but they tell me most pies just sit there naked on top.

 

For Daily Post