haiku

how did this happen
one person could not do it
we collaborated

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge

Cyber Invitations

I received an email invitation via a neighborhood social group to join a local cemetary. Excuse me, memorial park.

To join, I only needed to purchase plots in advance for myself and my partner and our two adopted children, plus unlimited additional plots in the family pet section.

A map of the memorial park was included, with the graves of deceased neighborhood residents marked and those of neighborhood residents as yet undead labeled. I was invited to choose which neighbors I would like us to be buried next to. (The neighbors, if living, must agree.)

There were options for cremation, burial at sea, or burial at the foot of a tree in a biodegradable coffin.

Headstones that went beyond the normal would be subject to neighborhood vote.

There was also an option to be buried in your own back yard, although later owners of the property have the option of exhuming you and sending you to the city’s itinerant burying grounds.

the thing is, i got not just the offer from the memorial park, but constant and repeated cyber urgings from my neighbors to sign up. they have coffee klatches.

for Weekly Prompts

haiku

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songbirds at twilight
touch my heart with their music
teacher no help here

for The Sunday Muse

haiku

bird conversation
are they chatting together
we argue both ways

for The Daily Spur

poem

life’s simplicity
you are born, you live, you die
humans seek comfort

for Ragtag Daily Prompt

poem

do the precocious
win or lose as they grow up
and lose youth to age

for Your Daily Word Prompt

poem

underdog nature
her works being dismantled
wins out in the end

for Word of the Day Challenge

poem

ball into basket
scores one or two or three points
if not jai alai

for Daily Addictions

poem

each page a day
each chapter a life
each book a family

for The Daily Spur

poem

if things don’t improve
nature will notify us
and we’ll ignore her

for Your Daily Word Prompt