Brawn’s Bliss

Physical prowess
a weighty goal – bliss delayed
by self-punishment.


(Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge: brawn/bliss)

Water (Haiku and Free Verse)

(Inspired by Steve Still Standings  An Exercise in Poetic Styles”)

Even the river bleeds –
fiery frigid essence –
earth’s watery voice.


It is the river
that calls, waters flowing
through my veins
and I am the banks
steadfast in my holding

the razor sharp edges
like liquid steel
eroding my earthen
postures, challenging
the hardened places.