Wordless Wednesday 21.11.24

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Wordless Wednesday 21.11.17

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Wordless Wednesday 21.11.09

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Life Choices

Careening go I to the depths of my soul

To deliberate questions upon me bestowed.

Ponderous options, I’m bowed with the weight.

Considerations not dared left to fate.


The myriad choices, I –

“Ma’am? Your decision?”

“Chocolate. No. Vanilla. No. A scoop of each, please!”


dVerse Poets Pub, Quadrille Monday: careen

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 21.10.27

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Sticks and Crones

“You’re such a witch!”

As if that’s a bad thing?

I stifle a laugh,

plot with which potion

your coffee to taint.

Insult me at will, I’ve been called much worse.

My cauldron erupts effervescently.


“You’re such a witch!”

I nod my agreement.

And you are a toad.

Just stating a fact;

I’m not calling names.

Croak your rebuttal, alas to no end.

Gaze into yon pond, your true self to see.


dVerse Poetics — Halloweeny Humans.

Today’s dVerse challenge, as hosted by Lisa, is to write a Halloween-themed poem that speaks to a human attribute that we find particularly irritating. For me, it is name-calling. The poem form, for extra credit, is called a duodora, which you can read about on the dVerse site.

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Sum(mit) of All Fears

Pulling my truck to the side of the road, I double check my navigation app. Did it really mean for me to leave the highway and head up this steep and narrow hairpin road, where trees are flocked by snow flurries that continue to assail my windshield? I check the gas gauge. Not full, but enough. I hope.

I drive cautiously. The road is clear for now, but I continue to ascend, and the skies continue to darken. Jones Pass. Good, I think, as the road dips down. But a few more curves and we’re headed up again. Willow Creek Pass. Am I just zigzagging among the mountain range summits?

The compass shows I’m heading northwest for the most part, which is ultimately the direction of my intended destination. I grip the steering wheel and continue on. After all, I ask myself, what’s the worst that could happen?


toward the summit

where air thins and fear thickens

winter hastens in


for dVerse haibun Monday: fear

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Wordless Wednesday 10.13.21

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PPAC #17: Wyoming Style

This wooden horse statue greeted me in Rawlins, Wyoming as I was passing through on my way to Colorado.

For Marsha’s Always Write blog, PPAC #17 .

Photographing Public Art Challenge

Public art encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.

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Wordless Wednesday 2021.09.29

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