Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille, June 26, 2019: sun bathing. As a black person, I have always wondered about the efficacy of becoming brown in such a painful way, especially when I see people who look like lobsters afterwards. Basking in the sun. Skin turning brown painfully. Why, is my question?
Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: strange and super. It is a strange thing. A superpower of moms. Love never-ending.
Douglas and I have cleaned, decluttered, and made the house as palatable as possible. The place is cleaner than it has been in four years. The problem is trying to live in it while keeping it presentable. An additional problem is that I'm in the time of life when my memory isn't as good as... Continue Reading →
Photo by Nathan Dumlao at Unsplash.com Being height-challenged, John struggled to see the clowns walking in the parade below. So he stuck his head through the balustrade spindles, to get a better look! How beautiful was all of the colors and the smiles of the clowns! He was so happy that he had not miss... Continue Reading →
On top of the pile was the answer to everything. Frozen, canned, and prepackaged foods made my life so much easier. I was not born with the ability to cook, but I had been given the blessing of raising five children. This combination of an inability to boil water and kids who like to eat... Continue Reading →
The most peculiar thing happened on the eleventh of November, just as the snow had begun to drift down. As Katie watched Mother Nature begin to cover earth with a blanket of whiteness, she heard what sounded like a small explosion. She wondered what the noise was about, but she had become used to keeping to... Continue Reading →
Sitting down, with the grass as my cushion, Enjoying the beauty of the many flowers. Winter's gone, and summer has found its way, And I am gladdened because of summer's power. Summer pulls us out of our self-hibernation, Drawing us with its richness of smells. Barbecue and honeysuckle and just-cut grass Tend to cast among... Continue Reading →
People are outside! Openly laughing, loving! Joy is in the air! Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: the Summer Solstice.