birds · photography · poetry · writing

Dear Seagull

This woman you think you see
face hidden behind lens
she is but an illusion

Flesh camouflaging spirit –
her soul, winged
soars beside you.

(For Reena’s Exploration challenge: illusion; and Bird Weekly challenge: seagulls.)

creativity · ME/ CFS · poetry · writing


These words illusion
portray vibrancy of life
belie the mundane
wicked exhaustion my truth
drudgery daily routine.

(For Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: wicked/ mundane; and BrewNSpew’s prompt: illusion.  Forgive me for indulging in a moment of self-pity.  Post celebration crash normal.  Image from personal collection.)

blogging · creativity · poetry · writing

Lapses in Light

The sky donned a mask today –
clouds contriving a hoax –
like a great, feathered beast
emerging from the heavens,
bearing down on me –

Silly, this trepidation, this
superstitious sentimentality –
both clouds and I know
this is only illusion – sun
still rules the skies…

(Willow Poetry poses the weekly challenge:  What Do You See?  based on the featured image.)