Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 16th, 2016.

Breath

 

 

mountain wind pauses

silent dark boreal sighs –

Earth breathes in then out

 

 

 

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176 Extracted Words – The Tease – October 2016

October 2016

I write flash fiction, non-fiction, essays and novels. This month’s Tease is from a wordle titled “Ethanol”.

What’s a wordle?

He raps on the door of the loft, vociferating threats of expulsion until the deadbolt finally slides to the side. The moderately warped door springs open of its own accord.p6260056

“What the hell?” Rays from the dirty sunlight of winter shine on the far wall, revealing an electric mudslide of bright acrylic, launched and lobbed at a sheet of plywood, propped on the ceramic ledges of an unplumbed wash basin.

“I learned how to do this last quarter,” his son beams.

He inhales the scene. His boy is wearing a tattered frock (most certainly salvaged from one of the old boxes in the corner), covered in the same psychedelic velvet that adorns the painting and half the wall behind it.

“They teach this in engineering school?” he rubs his forearm, running his hand over some fresh, tribal ink, still red with irritation. His heartbeat is rapid, his neck bulges from the aerobics of morbid fascination.

 

 

 

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, September 7th, 2016. Simplicity.

Yuck

 

flee into the woods

path blocked by spider’s web –

ooh yuck run away

 

 

 

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 24th, 2016.

Nebula

 

young nebula glows

all births come after midnight –

Earth spins silently

 

 

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Flowing to the Sea – Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille July 6th 2016

Flowing to the Sea

 

 

Magma flows to the sea like it did ten million years ago. Glacial icefalls flow to the sea, like they did ten thousand years ago. We flow to the sea, like we did ten hundred days ago. We learn, we live, we remember, we cherish, we return.

beneath the long sun

we rejoin the warm sea sand

seashell memories

 

 

 

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Flight- Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille – June 1, 2016 – Prayer

Flight

 

 

free birds enter cloudsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

faith guides flocks through misty air –

sunlit wings give thanks

 

 

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 18th, 2016.

Tides

 

 

This entry requires re-visiting a haiku previously written, so it’s possible you might recognize the opening lines.

 

tears drop in ocean

cloaking pain with saltwater

eternal waves roll

 

and then it becomes …

 

everything returns

waves and whales riding currents

tides and love a swell

 

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