Haiku/Dragonfly

Windowsill zebra
Striped wings galloping on glass
Hoping for freedom

Un-forever

The clock on the mantle
A depreciating anniversary gift
Ticking, tocking, chiming
Apparatus
Marking less every second

Unbalanced
The pendulum stops
Unmoored, unfettered, untrimmed
Hours
Faking forever

Unmoored

1 Haiku/Qualm

Slithering neighbor
Neither of us had a qualm
On my morning run

Qualm

1 Haiku, 3 Tanka/Collaboration

Restless rhythmic world
Spinning in a galaxy
Of seasons and storms
Three hundred sixty five days
Endless collaboration

Maple in winter
Austere determination
For frugality
Dormant sleeping twig sculpture
Collaborating with sky

Autumn leaves drifting
Silent poets in frosty
Collaboration

Lush summer sentry
Collaboration of leaves
Confident maple
Monument for nests and shade
Breezy green celebration

Collaboration

1 Haiku/Hospitality

Nest available
Cozy twigs and warm southern
Hospitality

Hospitality

Haiku/Someone Waits/Running

Slow three miles complete
Tennessee humidity
Someone waits for me

Maze/1 Haiku

Morning glory pot
Maze of skinny green tendrils
Growing summer blooms

 
Maze

Haiku/1/Spring

Spring rain at midnight
Dog snoring in syllables
Comforting duet

Pink Poems/3 Forms

Pink feathered flamingos
Flamboyant flocks of
Freakishly flexible figures
Furnishing fortunes of the fringe

Buoyant, drifting gem
Slipping, rising from the mud
Pink lotus flower

Barbies dressed in pink
Strawberry shortcake with cream
Dreams of little girls
Discovering their freedom
Uniform red, white and blue

 

Pink

The Sky is Fading

Is it me or
are the stars getting harder to see?

Is Orion retiring?
Ready for social security and a pension.
From who?
NASA?  God?

What of Cassiopeia, already upside down?
Has the vain queen tired of watching a
narcissist turn the world
awry?

Where is Ursa Major?
Hibernating?  Angry from
prowling the heavens, looking at us
fertilize, pesticize, plasticize.

When will Cygnus return?
Giving up immortality
who, now, would pursue
unselfishness, loyalty, generosity?

Why is Columba not with the Argonauts?
Looking for peace?  Sent to find a
land of harmony and tolerance?
Where?

If our sky is fading,
what of us?

 

 

Pursue