Pizza night, a mirror cinquain

On bed Of melted cheese Lie crushed red pepper seeds Be careful which slice you proceed To feed. The burn On my tongue satisfies hunger Pains, keep me yearning for… More flavor and Water. For Colleen Chesebro’s #TankaTuesday #TheSpiceofLife #Poetry challenge No. 309

A Zombolien

I saw this design for a Snorg tee today. It made me laugh; all of my worst fears expressed so succinctly with a venn diagram on a t-shirt. 😂 It inspired me to name the fearful mish mash of a monster, the zombolien – part flesh eating zombie, part psychopathic, but extremely intelligent terminator-like robot,…


“Daddy, you’re old. Can I renew you?” “I am old. Do you mean you want to make me like new again?” “Yes, daddy, I can renew you!” “You can, eh? Do you have a fountain of youth?” “Yes, daddy, I AM the fountain! And I can make you new again!” “OH, that’s right, you ARE!…

Love, a garland cinquain

I learned about the garland cinquain today, which is “a series of six cinquains in which the last is formed of lines from the preceding five, typically line one from stanza one, line two from stanza two, and so on.” So, here’s a stab at it. I know Of nothing more Powerful, this desire To…

Just write it for me, AI.

Experimenting with this poem generator. Found that it can write didactic cinquains. Definition taken from the website. A didactic cinquain is a specific kind of cinquain, which follows the below pattern: I let it suggest words to a cinquain titled “Love”. The results: Love changeless, unselfish effing, pleasuring, hating Absolutely the best affection Interesting choice…

A Spring Morning

The birds were especially chatty this morning, so I had to poke my head out the backdoor for a few minutes to listen. It was a cacophony of dualities. Nature vs technology. Hungry baby birds chirped continuously while mama and papa birds tweeted the latest news. Twigs snapped, wings fluttered, and doves cooed. A squirrel…

My Lady

Do not You dare paint me Lounging in the corner Irreverently enjoying Time out. Colleen Chesebro’s #TankaTuesday #Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge No. 208


Father,Time is runningOut, I must leave this worldBefore its cold fire consumesMy heart. Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #207

FPQ – The Mandela Effect

In response to Fandango’s Provocative Question #202 Have you ever been sure that you knew something to be true only to find out that what you thought you knew to be true was, in fact, not true? If so, what was it and how did you find out that it wasn’t true? I was absolutely…


Just one Inch difference Between maturity And superiority bites me For now. A cinquain for #tankatuesday weekly #poetry challenge 307, replacing the words change & grow with the synonyms difference & maturity.


The dove Rests on live wire Watching me watching it Recharge and break the connection. Goodbye. Inspired by a different dove on a different line who flew away before I could photograph it.