Other Cars

Hazardous driving,
Is it me
or are the other cars
traveling really fast
while my license and
sleeps across the bed?


Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #171

Lake of warm sunshine
Window shopping for birds
Cleo’s morning calm


Kitchen table calm
Inky lake of hot coffee
Cool morning haiku

Deep Seneca Lake
Cool center of Finger Lakes
Calm hills and valleys

Cat Haiku Challenge

Enlightened loafer
Domesticated cynic
Suburban house cat

Autumn Crusade

Adrift in the October sky

Crescent sun
Afternoon trickster, a lunar prank
Waxing and waning control

A v of geese
Traffic honking, a southward
Autumn crusade

Blue bird, gray water
Dead air, green light
White supremacy, another fraud

Adrift in the October sky


Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #170

Neighbor’s gospel song
A message I need to hear?

Razzle Dazzle

The designated divine
pauses in a nebula of prayer
contemplating mythology
and moral razzle dazzle

The complexion of civilization
demands the whole of everyone
so devious and indelible
even a god may hesitate





Folding Tuesday’s starlight
Smoothing circumstance
Hand wash only
Dry flat
A closet cradling genius
Prisoner of wishes


Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #169

Stirring liquid silk
Tender waves of skin foaming
Over warming milk

Vanilla Wafers

There are a lot of gods besides GOD.
There were.
There are.
There will be.
And for today
I’ll eat 5 cookies.

Put It Together

Balsa wood airplane
Flat in the package
Put it together
Flimsy and doesn’t fly well
If it does remarkably fly across the room or yard
“Ooh” and “Aah” in wonder
Then the craft sits in a drawer
Or on a shelf (an imaginary hangar?)
Distant friendship


Heaven or hell?
Is that it?
Final victory left to
Minty fresh breath coated with fluoride
The scourge of a mouth of stinking rot.


Maybe you are acquainted with despair
An unruly affliction
My neighbor comes to borrow
I wonder, “will she ever go to the grocery?”