Colored Puddles

Credits: Puddles

Credits: Puddles

Looking at puddles
Sun slants colors toward water
I jump in rainbows

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Heat Shimmer

A wave of diamonds
Winking in summer swelter
Rolling concrete streets

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #447-Heat Shimmer

 

 

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One Kind of Love

One Kind of Love

‘Please don’t press charges,
darlin’, I swear I will never
hit you again.’ Two cops stand
in the doorway. She sits
on the couch, blood leaking
from her nose, one eye
beginning to swell. ‘Hell,’ he says,
‘look, I’m gettin’ down on my knees,
baby–beggin’, beggin’. You know
I love you.’

‘Ma’am?’ The cops look from one
to the other. Domestic violence,
the worst. You can count on
one hand, the number of abused
women who actually follow
through. Shame, too, because
these guys never stop. Not for long.

And there it is–a tiny curvature
of her lips. She looks down
at him on the floor. She shows
the cops the door.

Written for Poetic Asides/ April 2014 Challenge
Day 15
Write a love and/or anti-love poem.

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Driftwood

Spring Beach

Spring Beach

Driftwood rests on sand
Wave tails wander, touch the shore
Wet shapes bleach in sun

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai#446/Beach

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Daffodils

daffodils open
after two days of spring rain
yellow from heaven                        (c) Jules

Alas, their season is short
but their worthiness is gold          (c) Sara

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai
Tan Renga Challenge #30
“daffodils open” (Jules Paige)

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Scent

A
heaven
scent, jasmine
touched to pulse points
lures

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/2014/04/carpe-diem-443-ghost-writer-4-belinda.html#links/Dutch Elfie

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The Master

The King of Cats, 1935, Balthus

The King of Cats, 1935, Balthus

He purrs, tail curved
upwards, resting a striped
head on my knee. He has
been taught, bought by me
for my obedient collection
of calicos, tabbies, whites,
blacks, and grays–arrayed
at my feet. Leather whip,
like lasso ever present,
but I no longer need it.
A king’s subjects learn
quickly to obey.

Written for http://magpietales.blogspot.com/Mag #215

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If I Were A Cartoon Character

How cool to switch
from three-dimensional
to two, if a steamroller
should happen to run
over you. Bullets are rubber,
guns can be bent,
and you can walk off a cliff
without a scratch, unless
you notice space below,
and fall flat, sporting a bump
on your head. Just shake yourself
off, and pop back out again.
If I could choose a cartoon character
to be–no question, Bugs Bunny.

Written for Poetic Asides/ April 2014 Challenge
Day 14
If I Were _________

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In Limbo

In limbo, wrists tied,
she hopes the period
of indecision will be brief.
She turns her face
of fine porcelain, skin
delicate as tissue paper,
and chants at the moonlit
night. While deep in thought,
scenes tumble like gaudy
glittering confetti. All that
she has sworn was truth,
may no longer be so.

Written for http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com #166
Words: swear, turns, limbo, wrists, moonlit, tumbles, porcelain, briefly, chart, deeply, gaudy, paper

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Packy

Protesters with picket signs,
“Free Packy,” stand in front
of the Oregon Zoo. First
elephant born here
in many years, is aged,
fifty-one now, plagued
with tuberculosis, and other
ailments that have sparked
action in the community.
‘Let him spend his remaining
years free of fear, and comfortable
in a sanctuary,’ they cry.
Packy poses as neutral.
Zoo officials claim he gets
excellent care, and that this
is where he has always lived.
A gentle creature, the elephant
has no say in the way his future
will be determined.

Written for Poetic Asides/ April 2014 Challenge
Day 13
Write an animal poem, or write about your animal spirit.

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