#Shape Poem – My First Love

“Love is like the wind. You can’t see it, but you can feel it.” – Nicolas Sparks, A Walk to Remember It was a chance meeting. I was going to be thrown into a lottery system. There was a 50/50 chance that you would have said yes. The name of your hometown enticed me: Advanced…

What happens in Japan stays in Japan

The spirit of Halloween is upon us! 10.14.18 I’m sipping some tea this morning working through Brain Games Crime Scene Investigation puzzle book this morning. One of my coworkers who formally worked in the Air Force recommended it to me when I told her I enjoy Sudokus and word problems. She frequently shares with me…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Whimsical

“What is life without a bit of whimsy? I love whimsy. I love finding things that speak to my inner child and make me smile in the silliest of ways. ” – Nancy Gold cowgirl princess Totally made my day cool Magic around you I love Belle from the Beauty and the Beast! The sight…

#Blitz Poem – Moments of Madness

“Our mind is like a cloudy sky, in essence clear and pure but overcast with clouds of delusions. Just as the thickest clouds can disperse, so too, even the heaviest delusions can be removed from our mind. ” – Kelsang Gyatso Moments of Madness Falling in love Falling in swirls Swirls of obsession Swirls of…

#Haibun: The Move

The Move Rain is glistening Arrive in town by twilight The day exhausts me I lower the ramp of the moving van into the puddle of water. I begin to carry my things into my new bedroom. Cardboard boxes suddenly became bricks forming a series of walls around me. A symbol of what seems to…

Post-It: Poem to Future Self

A Spark in the Dark What’s up, Slick? You’re one cool chick Adventures abound You’ve broken new ground Onlookers are spellbound Abandon expectation Appreciate with full sensation Mediate your fear and trepidation from the mine of information Experiment Reinvent Compliment Refine your essence Define your presence Share your influence Wear your conscience Commemorative Inquisitive Collaborative…

Cinquain: Fishing by the Deciduous Trees

Fishermen Persistent, Patient Laughing, Learning, Storytelling Enjoying each other’s company Trawlers In response to Daily Word Prompt: Deciduous In response to¬†Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Cinquain

9/11 Extended #Haiku

A Not-so Distant Memory Chaotic bustle. Confused as I watch TV. Classmates are upset. News stations haywire. Teachers comforting children. Students want to leave. Hard to concentrate. How do teachers explain this complex sad event? Seventeen years passed, Building incredible dreams Risen from ashes. Conspiracies formed. Forgiveness is difficult. Searching for answers. There’s no¬†consensus. Remember…