Author Archives: Kat Myrman

The Lucky Ones

They stared drowsily at each other, warming their hands on steaming cups of coffee.

Maddie smiled. “Did you see the sun this morning?”

“No. I missed it. Was it amazing?” John winked at his wife, chuckling. Everything was ‘amazing’ to Maddie. He loved that about her.

“You know what I mean…”

John knew. It was their first morning in Canada. Expats now. Two of the lucky ones who made it out before the military closed the borders. He noticed a tear rolling down Maddie’s cheek.

“You alright baby?”

“I’m fine, John. We’re gonna be okay. The sun rises here too.”

~kat

100 Words for Friday Fictioneers. Photo above by © Dale Rogerson


Finding Merak – Terza Rima 3e

The Serbian word “Merak” is a feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment.

earthing, am i, whilst baring my soles
cool grass tickling, trembling in the breeze
cicadas’ shrill diminuendoes troll

~kat

For the Daily Terza Rima Stanza Challenge. As fortune would have it, while on a walk, I happened upon this young cicada fresh from its exuviae, having shed its former self. I think about how any layers I have shed over the years, and feel an affinity with the cicadas who sing with such intensity and verve.


Finding Merak – Terza Rima 3d

The Serbian word “Merak” is a feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment.

whispering soft, the ancients draw me in
familiar voices touch my heart and soul
stardust and sinew meld beneath my skin

~kat

Daily Terza Rima Stanza


Genius – Tanka Tuesday

poets
are by design
a rhapsody of words
set to rhyme, souls consumed in verse
genius

~kat

For Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms only for the prompt words: Inspiration – Rhapsody, Genius; Plan – design.


Finding Merak – Terza Rima 3c

The Serbian word “Merak” is defined as a feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment.

but oh there’s something trees get very right
they meet the wind in dance with tender limbs,
with grace to bend when tempests storm the night

~kat

For July’s Daily Terza Rima Stanza Challenge.


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