I’ll Take a Slice

Wrap me a slice of utopia – parcel it carefully, maybe double-wrapped. Just glide it across the counter, let me tuck it in my coat, glide out of here – can barely repress my excitement, this thrill, must hurry on home now – find a quiet corner, unwrap and inhale. (Written for dVerse’s poetics with […]

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Happy Hallowe’en All

Night, ghouls haunt, heroes race, pirates swagger – slowed only by the weight of treasure and oversized costumes warmly packed – It’s Hallowe’en! Kids delight parents sigh. (Today’s prompts are: Fandango – weight, Ragtag Community – costume, and Daily Addictions – signal.)  

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Epic Love

She, deadly beautiful, innocent as Ophelia He, toxic ash – turmoil and fury Together, love soared, then, like a tempest Twisted out of control, sanity sliding, fate so cruel, as to be legendary, epic Like any other teenage Shakespearean love story. (Written for the generous prompts of Manic Mondays 3 Way, deadly; Ragtag Community’s slide; […]

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Tired

so tired… the heaviness of slumber settles on me like a straight jacket – no point resisting… was it a poisoned apple that struck me so – or is this exhaustion emblematic… of what…. a soul aspiring to flight weighted down by sensitivity… an ego tied to ideals no more salient than balloons whose once […]

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Beauty Routine

Plump the lips pad the ass, pull abs in Push-up bras and false eyelash, botox, and brows Make us pretty much less witty – do not overdo Natural is rave naked is yuck – to find perfection choose a routine that sculpts and shapes, then lie. (dVerse quadrille prompt is yuck,  Ragtag Community is plump, […]

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Anguish

Emotions don wheels, tear about, burn rubber, congest – psychic traffic jam. Alone, there is no outlet, no scapegoat for this tirade, just a damned discomfort. No worries – I will pace from distraction to distraction, until sanity makes a comeback. (Thanks to all the prompters for providing the words to describe today’s state of […]

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Snake

Scars evoke pity – she saves lost souls, adopts pain – healed, he walks away. (Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: he/ she, Manic Mondays 3 Way prompt: scars, and Daily Addictions:  adopt.)

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Harboring

Memories are boats anchored, idle, awaiting calm – quaint ideals keep them docked, undermine progress never intended to harbour so many secrets – lack a personal compass reliable enough to navigate solo – a necessary tactic to release these boats cluttering my story’s shoreline. (Written for dVerse, whose host Lillian challenges us to write a […]

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Justification

(Inspired by Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: charge (accusation) & reason (justification) and Daily Addictions: improvise.  Image from my personal collection.)

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Youngest Child

The Boondocks, my sisters told me, was not a desirable place to be – ‘cool’ being the theme of our generation – the line between what was ‘in’ and what was not, seemed fragile to my imagination, mind climbing to copious possibilities constantly slammed by uptight, in-the-know older siblings Is it any wonder that I […]

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