Tag Archives: dVerse

Ship Shapes

To fit ships inside bottles is indeed very clever, but I would prefer that my bottles held rum. To ship boats in boxes – though no lofty endeavor – while sipping on rum could be fittingly fun. Moral: Drunk lips … Continue reading

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Hiroshima, reluctantly

August 6th is the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. For the dVerse Monday haibun challenge, poet Frank J. Tassone suggested we write a haibun “that states or alludes to either the Hiroshima attack, or one of the themes … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Pieces

Reluctantly I select one. Meaningless; set it down. Bored, I ponder others. These to the left; those up top. Angry, I’m seeing red. To the right with those. Puzzled, I look up. “It’s forming a picture.” “Yes,” smiles the therapist. … Continue reading

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Six truths and a lie (or vice versa)

I saw it coming from the start. It all just sounded too good to be true. Later it seemed too bad to be true, but it was. When you tell enough lies, they start to sound true. Truth hurts sometimes, … Continue reading

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Vice and Virtue

I am greedy for your charity. I lust after your chastity. While some may call me slothful, I prefer “procrastinatory.” I admit I’m green with envy at your temperate humility. and yet I take great pride in times my wrath … Continue reading

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that voice

Like an itch in my psyche, your insults taunt me. In truth, am I that abhorrent? Niggling accusations, crippling judgments, peripheral flashes of forgotten shame… That and more, you say. We’ve only scratched the surface. I really hate the sound … Continue reading

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on wings

Scissors in one hand, hen in the other, a couple of quick snips and the wing tips swirl to the ground. Keeps ‘em from ‘flying the coop’, the farmer says. He releases the hen. She takes a moment to regain … Continue reading

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