the earth is converting
my favorite zones
into a favorite zone
of my little cactus

for Fanadango’s One-Word Challenge

my life

“Are you satisfied with your life at the moment. If so, what is it that brings you the greatest satisfaction? If not, what might you do to achieve satisfaction in your life?”

i’m satisfied with my life because i’m doing what i want without want while helping some in want.

all the rest of the world at the moment, not so much.

for Fandango’s Provocative Question


Image by Davidoasa at Pixabay.com

if you corner or are cornered by an animal
in the natural world
it probably won’t be in a corner
as corners are few out there

in a structure of man’s devising
corners are plentiful
excepting in yurts and igloos and circus tents
your spouse or partner can corner you
with words

for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge


jungle cat intent
her prey grazing in warm sun
i thought to cry out

for Ronovan Writes


suddenly color
emerges as the clouds part
permission to paint

for Three Things Challenge


wild iris springs up
from a crack in the sidewalk
tame iris stays home

for Frank Tassone Haiku Challenge

…seen annually in Los Alamos


heat abolishes
earth’s glaciers and ice caps
we are causing that

for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge


Time pieces
Image from the Happy Color app.

signs of time passing
wilting flowers in the wood
long life behind me

for Thursday Inspiration

naked guy and dragon


“It is a puzzle. How can life go on its stupid course on such a day?”

a naked guy has ahold of a dragon by its upper and lower jaws, trying to pull them apart. the dragon is, like, wha…?

she puts up with this for about two seconds. breathes out a little fire to scorch the guy’s fingers. the guy’s life does not go on.

for 50 Word Thursday


birds in canopy
natural colors flitting
highlights in my life

for Reena’s Exploration Challenge