Corona Shadorma Dreams

Pin-up girlPoster hangs overGuest queen bedWhere we’ll crashAfter Thanksgiving dinnerIn case we get smashed HolidaySpread on the tableCrisp turkeyCranberriesStuffing, mashed potatoes, rollsGreen bean casserole We sleep wellContent and full, butIn my dreamsThere’s no foodThe turkey never cooks throughWe’re all left hungry Breakfast timeHeat up leftoversHouer d’oeuvres, cheeseGreedilyGrab a plate full of hodgepodge Plus coffee, of…

Chain Verse Haiku

New diamond ringCarrying chest of bubblyBy the icy creek “Eek, don’t bump your head!”He admonishes Mother(Her sight isn’t great) Eating a picnicNick introduces us twoWomen who he loves Vested in marriageAged cheeses on the tableBlessed be this union Written for W3 Prompt #30: Wea’ve Written Weekly. Prompt: Write a chain verse poem using at least…

Crown Shadorma

On the sideShe explains their rulesFormal dressLadies firstPut down checks in front of menNever fraternize Six a.m.I smile at AdamFake a grinMy boss saysI’m lucky to serve rich menI should be grateful I’m gratefulFor Mister BurtonHe holds meBy the handExcessive gratuitySlips in my pockets I’m thankfulFor my coworkerTying stringsRound my waistTo help secure my apronWhile…

In Time

Once I defended myself, you disappearedInto the frosty abyss of betrayalLeaving me to defrost my own icicles We learned wounds could warp timeAll our moments lost in secondsThen seconds slowed into painful eternities Everyone who loves me hates youSome encourage me to seek revengeAll’s fair in love and war Time releases me from your bondI…

Transient Crown Cinquain

InhaleExpand the woundImagine oxygenRejuvenating the damageBreathe deep BelieveIt gets betterManifest inner strengthAlthough it feels like foreverTime heals It’s trueThis too shall passHeartbreak is transientSeasonal, ephemeral likeNature Hold onCaterpillarWinter’s temporaryPain’s a bittersweet chrysalisEmerge TraumaCan catalyzeGreat purpose after restDormant doesn’t equal barrenTransmute InhaleIt gets betterHeartbreak is transientPain’s a bittersweet chrysalis Transmute Written for Moonwashed Musings Weekly Prompt:…

Big Date

She raids her closetFor a long-awaited dateNight out on the townWith someone incredibleSoon she’ll be en routeTo see the Christmas light showShe adorns herselfIn her best accessoriesDressed up to the ninesShe selects items saved forSpecial occasionsLike her favorite gray scarfSparkly stilettosOld Italian charm braceletKarl Lagerfeld purseTo calm her nerves she mixesHer favorite drinkA mug of…

Favorite Fusion Foods

The theme for 5 Things Tuesday by Dr. Tanya at Salted Caramel is Fusion Foods. Here are (more than) five of my favorites. (Don’t worry, I don’t eat like this all the time.) Mongolian BBQ: Actually invented by a Chinese immigrant living in Taiwan, Mongolian BBQ is neither Mongolian, nor BBQ. Rather, it’s a combination…

Crunching Crimson Confetti

Walking down the street, with half a rainbow of leaves crunching beneath my feet. Can’t get you off of my mind. How could you be so cruel when you promised to be kind? Did I deserve this? Is this all there is? For how long will my heart feel broken? Thoughts of you burn meFoliage…

12 Mile Hike and Bald Eagle Sighting

Since I hiked six miles on Saturday, I felt the need to hike twice as many on Sunday. I’m seeing the chiropractor on Wednesday, so may as well strain my body as much as possible before then, right? Seen above: A bald eagle. Male or female, I do not know. I think both are actually…

Broken Bowl

For Cellpic Sunday by Journeys with Johnbo I found this broken bowl on the side of a hiking trail, behind someone’s house. What’s weird is that the pieces seem to be arranged. If someone threw the bowl over the fence, the broken pieces probably wouldn’t have landed like this. I wonder why someone took the…