At Kroger

The store was full of shiny balloons, decadent chocolates and lush bouquets in advance of Valentine’s Day.                           

My pocketbook was flush enough that I bought a plane ticket to visit my crush…of 29 years.

Honestly, it never gets old.


Love is all around
Under the helium
Standing resolutely in a pot
Hoping, expecting, to be chosen

 

 

 

 

 

 
Lush
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrostic: Tremble

Tribal chief Reelfoot, named because he walked with a limp

Ruminated on needing a wife, so he traveled South to the land of the Choctaws.

Entranced by a Choctaw princess named Laughing Eyes, Reelfoot asked her father to have her in

Marriage.  The Choctaw chief refused.

But Reelfoot ignored the refusal and kidnapped Laughing Eyes to make her his wife.

Legend says that in the midst of the wedding celebration, the Great Spirit, angered by Reelfoot kidnapping Laughing Eyes, made the

Earth tremble and roll causing waves from the Mississippi River to form what is now Reelfoot Lake.

 

This is a well-known Indian legend told about the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes in NW Tennessee.

Tremble

 

 

 

ied…filtered

We filter water
air
news
lint
coffee

To be cleaner
fresher
easier
dryer
smoother

Homogenized mass
Purified
Clarified
Sanctified

Breathe
Swallow
Digest

What if I want some
mud
dust
sweat
Where do I go then?

Filter

10 across/10 down

NY Times 12/18/16

10
across
reliable profit source

husband
after 28 years
pencil him in

not right
does not fit
erase him away

10 d
o
w
n
king of pop

got this
the earth moves under her feet
carole

across
cash cow
my husband replaced by
a bovine

Ten

Camelot at 3 am

I woke up at 3 am and this is what came out:

Success is not a Camelot
Dreams can’t make it so
Failure is not some great big blot
Don’t treat it like a blow

I typed it into Notes on my phone, because I didn’t want to fumble around in the dark for a pen.

Huh.  Hmmm.  Honestly.

I generally do not rhyme…
at anything.