So Spicy It’s Corny

Arizona DreamsCinnamon flashbacksTo Sunny ParisOnce upon a ThymeWe traveled with lust Sea Salt in the airEvokes SeattleGreen Goddess GardensHer Pike Place exploredMurals of Flavor Vanilla triggersMemories of touchNaked Krakow NightsCumin all overAleppo’s Pepper Written for Poetics: Spicing it Up by dVerse

Guilty

Blatant bold-faced lie“I just need to be alone”Five minutes laterI’m flirting with someone elseThinking, he’s so hotMaking sure to play it calm(Wish I had with you)Lust punches me in the gutChased by sudden guiltTelling myself it’s okayI’m sure you’ve moved onPerhaps this firefighterCan help me get over you This was originally going to be my…

Serendipity Trail

A Haibun for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge Serendipity Trail isn’t the path that I originally intended to hike, but it’s turned out to be so much better than the one my guide book recommended. Luckily, my goal was to enjoy myself, no matter what. not to simply follow directions. Without whatever misstep…

First Emmett

Nesting Area National Geographic photographers found eaglesGeographic predators with cliff-side nests built highPhotographers struggled to focus cameras against skyFound near the eagles were scores of seagulls Eagles didn’t seem to notice the nuisance nearby Emmett poem written for Murisopsis’ My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt. I think this was the hardest form I’ve tried so far!…

First Amanda’s Pinch

First and Last Date Remembering a date from many years agoWith a lawyer who I was not attracted toThought I could keep my cool and be politeUntil he went in for a kissUntil he went in for a kissIn his gilded car under the moonlightI felt repulsed by him, didn’t know what to doJumped out…

Jay’s Way

California Magpies Blue magpiesConverge on telephone linesPerhaps some prefer them over Jeffrey PinesThey sing through their distinct yellow billsHappily untilOne swift fallAlarms allPanicked caws ring outCrows circle the corpse on ground and shoutSinging their grief til end of funeral bringsIridescent feathered wingsBack to skies A Jay’s Way poem written for My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt….

The Anna

Trees Turned us intoAncient damaged redwoodsSet us aflame during a droughtFire resistance aged our youthful faces My love for him still evergreenAlthough he cut us downThe fall brings peace The Anna was a bit of a challenge to write 🙂 Post written for Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge-Trees and My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt All photos…

Golda

Afternoon Delight AlmondRocherMacaronDippedIce cream sandwichFrozen MidtownSacGingerElizabethChocolate shopHeaven My first attempt at a Golda poem. Inspired by the Almond Rocher Macaron ice cream sandwich by Ginger Elizabeth. Written for My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt’: “10. Write a Golda poem or incorporate the words related to gold into a poem.”

Prose Poetry

I wish I could write a poem purely about my love for you, but it’s become a hard thing to do, now that you’ve stampeded my heart. Does it really make you happy to be forever far apart? Your love for me is entering a winter freeze, while mine for you is still in summer–…

Drowning

Drowning Let’s try approaching it from a different angle. I remember love, before love turned my real life story into something that is indecent to write down. Once upon a time, love murdered me. He grabbed me from my vibrant life, and ripped me apart at the seams. Once I was split, he tried to…