Monthly Archives: June 2018

child safe – a haiku


A mural in Tecate, Mexico, sits just beyond a border structure Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, seen from Tecate, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

who will keep them safe
defenseless children, orphaned
ransom for a wall


Well I can’t help but think the timely prompt words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge were asking for this. How can I not write about the children. They are always on my mind, and will continue to be until they are reunited with their parents and we end this horrible nightmare.

Curious Web


photo by Mark Dalton via Unsplash

Two spiders marveled at the seaside sights one amber dusk, “They are curious, these human webs, catching nothing but the wind.”

“Such a waste they are,” agreed the second spider, “who can live on the wind alone?”

“My dear spiders, we do indeed live for the wind,” whispered the unfurled sails nearby, “for there is more to life than mere survival; the wind feeds not our bellies but our souls.”


A Three Line Tale for Sonya’s Three Line Tale Challenge inspired by this photo by Mark Dalton via Unsplash.

Daily Lune #28

full moon drowse
from sleepless tides of lunacy
to sun rising


The Bard

“Dust collectors!” she lamented.

Perhaps it was time to post them on eBay or have that yard sale; sell them to the highest bidder. But she couldn’t bring herself to part with them. They were as much a part of her as her graying hair and fading voice. Those instruments helped her remember when.

Occasionally she’d strap a guitar over her tired shoulders and strike a chord or two with tender fingers that had long lost their callouses. It brought her joy, and a tinge of sadness.

“Once a minstrel, always,” she smiled, “with a few lyrics yet to write.”


100 Words for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge inspired by the photo above by Rochelle. A bit of a true story…

This photo by yours truly.

The Cost of Receiving

let us not consign
ourselves to tolerate
a pittance for lauds


A Senryu for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, synonyms only, prompt words, Give (consign) & Receive (tolerate).

The photo is by congerdesign at

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