A Restless Sunday Night

Running on leaves
In the woods.
Tripped.
Hit my head on a tree.
Is my forehead bleeding?
Woke up at 1:03 a.m.

Wednesdays
Labrador Retreivers
Jumping midweek

Spring rain
4 a.m.
The dog pees

This last one, I think I have been reading too much Kerouac.

Early Flight

Something comfortable
About
Old friends in a long marriage

Stay
You say
We can do anything

There is nothing
In that anything
I want

Everything turns
To no-thing
When your plane leaves at 6 am

Haiku/Prompt: Slur

Early Spring arrives
Buds on the maple tree swell
A slur to Winter

Slur

Acrostic/Glitter

October Sunday morning

Gorgeous
Lovely
Impressive
Tactile
Transitory
Expansive
Rhythmic

 

 

Glitter

Acrostic: Squat

Spiny spheres
Quietly squat
Under the light
A pin cushion of barbs
That has the nickname “horse crippler”

Echinocactus
Buffalo Botanic Garden
Also called Barrel Cactus

Squat

Chirping at the Galleria

 

There’s a sparrow in Walden Galleria.
A black throat with a cheerful song
Smiling at shoppers on a winter afternoon.

Sound

Atlanta to Buffalo

What did people do
before they bought an iPhone?
Write a little po’m

At C fifty-five
Atlanta to Buffalo
MD eighty-eight

 

Outer Space above
Smoky Mountains below
Purgatory seat

Swirling clouds muffle
a frenetic Earth below
Horizon holds fast

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