Friday, June 28, 2013

Flash 55 - gag*

I can’t breathe. 
I’m suffocating because I haven’t the courage to suck air. 
Sharp pain shoots down the right side of my neck. 
My throat contracts like a twisted rubber band 
ready to snap and shoot me in the eye 
so I’ll have a real reason to cry. 
There’s nowhere I can go to scream.

*My babies are moving to Florida in less than a month. 
I think I'm taking it rather well, don't you?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Flash 55 - Mixed Messages

You need to lose weight.


Worrying about you will put me in an early grave.

Ah, huh.

Did you like the cake I made?

I didn’t have any.

I’ll give you some.

That’s half the cake.

Take it home.

You just told me my weight was killing you.

You never listen to me anyway.

Daily Prompts # 172

Journal Question

What is your favorite song and why?

Visual Prompt


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Daily Prompts # 171

Journal Question

Did you have a favorite toy as a child? What was it? Do you still have it?

Visual Prompt


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Poetry Share - Cliche


you can run, but you can’t hide. It’s
only a matter of time. he wouldn’t
hurt a fly. he said you were
the love of his life, his
one and only, and
you believe in

you only hurt the one you love

barbed daggers
shoved into hearts
twisted and
turned pain and sorrow
passion fear loss
love is blinded
words flung
sticks and stones
cry out we care
scared to death
lashing out
drawing blood
sweat tears
me worse
than you

Daily Prompts # 168

Journal Question

What makes you lose track of time?

Visual Prompt


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

It is not flesh and blood 
but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.  
~ Johann Schiller

Happy Father's Day to all of you wonderful dads. 
Good ones, in all their forms, must be cherished!

Daily Prompts # 167

Journal Question

What is your favorite color and why?

Visual Prompt


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Daily Prompts # 166

Journal Question

What is the first thing you would BUY for yourself if you won a million dollars?

Visual Prompt


Friday, June 14, 2013

dVerse ~ Poets Pub: Rondelet

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Here are a couple I wrote. The first is more traditional.


waves crash and burn
along the coast of heart’s thin walls
waves crash and burn
so much to learn
from sorrow, ache, more danger calls
to bring us out of closed off halls
waves crash and burn


she heard an air
of perpetual emotion
she heard an heir
so bold and fair
express his inner devotion
but couldn’t abide the notion
she heard an err

Flash 55 - The Accidental Gardener

"Nanho Blue" Butterfly Bush Buddleia (on the corner), Salvia (purple across the back), Coreopsis (yellow in the middle), Coneflower (white in the front) 

All of my plants are perennials because I'm not doing this again. They are officially on their own.

 Astilbe (in the back) miniature blue hydrangea (on corner) Hosta (under the mailbox)

They are in the shade of a holly (full of berries) and a dogwood. 

I’m not much of an outdoors sort of person
I have to wear sunglasses on cloudy days
The sunshine is ok but only if I’m in the shade
God made air-conditioners for a reason
I cried when my mother made me pick blueberries
Flowers should take care of themselves
So I deserve lots of points

I'm trying to identify these bushes. They were here when we bought the house. They are evergreens. Right now they are over 15 feet tall. I thought they might be a form of Privet but I don't recall there be flowers in the Spring or berries in the Fall. I don't think there are thorns deep inside. The birds love hanging out in them. Any ideas?

Daily Prompts # 165

Journal Question

What is your favorite food for breakfast and why?

Visual Prompt


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Daily Prompts # 164

Journal Question

What are the three things you appreciate the most?

Visual Prompt


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Daily Prompts # 161

Journal Question

What is one thing you really NEED help fixing and why?

Visual Prompt

bottle and cup

Poetry Share - Madness

clarity seems such
swan diving flights of fancy
muddy ears mouth nose


hormones moaning through your veins 
flashing scenes of feverish misunderstanding
in your brain gunking up the works 
making you the loneliest most pitiful person
that ever walked the face of the earth 
a breath of stagnant air scratching along 
your rage raw throat with spasms of
projectile bile fighting to exit a down 
blocked passage that hides jagged tears
screams sobs pain open wounds emptiness
nothing a void soul devoid eyes on the back
of your head fists shoved in ears to stop 
the sound of silence howls like whirlwind 
spiders crawling on the underside of your skin 
curled into a dark corner to be no more

Friday, June 07, 2013

DADAism at dVerse ~ Poets Pub

Extra Summer Memory

Airports & car parks, new faces,

are these the features of insurance from talk?

The top dilemma, charge verbal dodgers: Rock’n’Roll is

involved & expand s together with Good-time vegetables

[are mushrooms a vegetable?]

to create easy Summer time gravity her own way @ home,

ever! free of the memory of un sound experience,

silk travelers that risk advantages to reach their goal?

Switch... Help the paper-white nuts, re covered,

imagine and save the puzzle of the extra parfaits.

The only magazine I had at home that I could bring myself to cut up was an AARP magazine. I made a few changes to the process:

I used the first noun of the first three articles in the table of contents as my title in the order printed. They are also three of my words.

Then, I chose one boldfaced word on each right side page to the end of the magazine. (As you see, some of the words are phrases just because I wanted them that way.) That gave me 40 words. These I randomly divided into groups. And of course, the little bits of magazine words made me think of an old-fashioned ransom note.

Flash 55 - Revenge by Chance

A 55-year-old husband 
was served divorce papers 
at work on the Monday 
following his return from 
his sexless twenty-fifth anniversary trip 
where his wife told him she was and has been in love with another man. 
Later that day, he received 
medical notification 
that his wife had 
a sexually transmitted disease.  
Subsequently, he tested negative.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Poetry Share - Personification



kiss light as a breeze
beauty that mesmerizes enchants
slips through my embrace


there once was a man who liked bondage
with a mistress whose name was Sweet Rage
there was no safe word
at least not that she heard
so they never seemed to disengage