Brevity

Suzanne

Traveling the past few days, skipping time zones, but this week’s Flashback Friday Track #27 asks us to tell about a walk you went on, or would like to go on. Well, this is more of a picnic in the past, but I can imagine the walk getting there. It’s inspired by Cohen as well. […]

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Overhauled

Bulldozers remodel neighbor’s home, fallen timbers unforgiven. Pot-bellied men pin and tuck saggy bits, resurfacing structure. Gaudy new facade exposes more faults than it conceals. Happy NaPoWriMo Day20. Today’s prompt is to write a new poem form for me called a Sijo. This is a traditional Korean poetic form. Like the haiku, it has three […]

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A New Constellation

A new constellation was born last night.It tore the skin on the sky.Ripped it really,before bursting free into the void,no longer sheltered in the womb of nebula. Will its brightness matteramong the other countless dotsthat splatter the dead sky?Or did the higher power’s paintbrushsimply get a bit too weton its way to glossing another masterpiece? […]

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Modern Haiku #1

Time craves strict endings–Best let your life simmer asit will be consumed. Protect yourself fromhates harmful undercurrents;ride the changing tide. Black lives must matter;starve hatred and prejudiceto achieve King’s dream. The past is snakeskin;slough the parasites that bindto begin anew. Lackadaisical…Monday smells like Thursday now.Why bother perfume? Trust the silver scales;balance is never an actof […]

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