the lettuce is gone
i suspect bunny rabbits
like me they’re vegans

for Your Daily Word Prompt


is worry our thing
do animals do it too
my dog seems worried

for Word of the Day Challenge


in the wild the young
are the impetuous ones
i’m like that when drunk

for Ragtag Daily Prompt

my orders are clear


“My orders are clear. Eleven o’clock was the deadline.”

“Do you mean the orders you got from somebody else for you to do, or the orders you got from somebody else for me to do, or us both, or just your orders to yourself, or your orders to me?”


for 50 Word Thursday

indoors and outdoors

there are no indoors in the outdoors
except those we build
caves and hollow logs and beaver lodges don’t count
foxes and badgers don’t go indoors

when it rains humans go indoors
other animals shelter in dens or
under bushes

unlike indoors where plastic
is found on shelves and tables
in the great outdoors plastic
is found on the gound and in the water

for Three Things Challenge


glimpsed in dense swamp reeds
secretive rail protesting
i stop sloshing by

for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge


Image credit- Stefan Keller – Pixabay

hummingbird on branch
taking a break; yesterday
i saw one walking

for What Do You See


walking down the path
toward me
remote look on her face
should i expect honesty
or a lie

for Three Things Challenge


Mike Salway*

venus, jupiter,
buck moon together; their weight
bears down on my life

for Frank J. Tassone’s Haiku Challenge

(*actually, as i type this at 12:35 am, the full moon stands just below saturn and jupiter, which for me is a far heavier conjunction than its conjuntion with venus and jupiter. Unfortunately, i don’t have a photo of this trio at hand.)


brief scream in the night
rabbit fur at dawn; so much
for idyllic dreams

for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge