Sultry Night

The sultry night hung heavy, Like moist towel smothered air, Neighbors snuggled tenderly, No chance of a bugaboo scare.   My city snored while I wrote, Until a melody danced to my ear. "An insect symphony!" I'd rapturously dote. Nature soothes... if only you could hear.

Forest Giant

A Giant Towers over Needles sharper than The woodpecker's beak that Jabs through bark to create a home. Creepy-crawlies with more than the one Leg of the great giver of shade dwell among the far Stretching toes that reach deep into the cool substance of life. The tree of life. The life of a tree.

Friday’s Top Four Faves

Movie: Inside Out (2016) I'm increasingly astounded by the stories that the big animated studios have been releasing recently. While this was primarily marketed as a children's story, it had a lot more depth than its ancestors such as Madagascar or Cars. The movie helps children (and their parents) learn about their emotions and memories. It … Continue reading Friday’s Top Four Faves

Lake [Haiku]

Life is but a lake That mirrors the falling leaf Ripples shatter glass The frame's still in place Most times it takes the most time To see beauty in change Chaos should be loved That which seems so separate Has always been one

2084 [Worldbuilding Wednesday]

The world ended on 2084. The Earth didn't explode or get hit by a giant meteor. The sun and the moon were still spinning in their celestial tracks. The zombie plague had not gone viral. In fact, those few who had survived the end of the world often scratched their heads after and asked, "How … Continue reading 2084 [Worldbuilding Wednesday]

Face – 50 word poem [Tranquil Tuesday/Thursday]

Face your life head on, While rolling with the punches Be still as a lake But don't bend like willows Or one day soon break.   Face your fears head on, They are a hidden gift What frightens is really light Like lighthouses save sailors adrift on a dark moon night.     This was really … Continue reading Face – 50 word poem [Tranquil Tuesday/Thursday]

Love Yourself

She said, "I hate my own body." The master replied, "Why?" She said, "My ears and nose are all wrong, I'm not the right height and my eyes are the wrong color, just for starters!" The master replied, "Why all this right and wrong about body? What is right body?" She said, "You know... like those … Continue reading Love Yourself

Paradox [Three sentences 153 words]

The big bang of the universe happens in that moment when the speakers begin to play music that resonates with everyone listening to the sound waves roll. The thrill of the beat had me hop-skip-jumping through the concert as that sweet melody bounced and energized those it washed upon so that we were all dancing … Continue reading Paradox [Three sentences 153 words]