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

Mud

My older sister called to warn me that a monsoon was coming. “The more time we spend on the phone, the later I’ll get home,” I said. A moment after hanging up, I was soaking wet, and my legs, feet, shoes, and tires were all soaked in mud. My muddy shoelace caught in my pedal,…

Renege

If only there were a glimmer of hope of passing through a doorway in history, I wouldrenege on all of the awful things I said to you, and the ways that I mistreated you. If I could turn back time and start over, I would love you right. Word Count: 49 words Written for the…

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 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…

Weekend Writing Prompt

Terrified, I opened the door. I didn’t recognize his face through the peephole, but the voice belonged to my brother. “Give me one of your maxi pads,” he demanded, explaining that he had been jumped, and hit with a bat. He used gauze to wrap the maxi pad around his blood-coated scalp like a bandage,…

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–…

September Poetry Challenge

Tehachapi In Tehachapi, it felt like the wind would blow us off the mountain In Tehachapi, we found dozens of endangered Bakersfield cacti In Tehachapi, we stood at the feet of sky-scraping wind turbines Hiking breezy PCT peaks between Mojave and San Joaquin Scarves over our faces to keep the sand out of our eyes…

Shadorma Tuesday

4:20a.m. What better time to write my first Shadorma. Breaking Up With Not My Boyfriend It’s overNow I won’t get toSee his blueEyes sparkleOr leave purple love bites onThe crook of his neck He’s so madSaid he’s done with meHe’ll neverTalk to meThen blocked my cell phone numberAlways stonewalling Well, you knowI’m quick to temperSo…