Monday, December 17, 2012

Forgotten, But Not Left Behind

A Facebook Poem in Two Parts

Woke at 4 a.m.
with a start,
He forgot 
Walked around
my house
with a flashlight, found
his cell phone on the dining
room table, ran into rainy
darkness, tapped on his
window as he was about
to drive away.

 ...about to drive
at 4 a.m. when
I heard a faint tapping
at the window...unlocked
the door and it opened to an
absolute beauty
standing in the misty
moonlight wearing only a
and my cell phone in her
Thank you, Linda! That was amazing!

[Composed with my husband, D.H.]


Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Promise

You know the old saying, "Better late than never." This photo is in response to Rebecca Barray's prompt, take a picture of the sky. 

Frost layers her life,
smoothing chafing
from promises within.
On the horizon, Heaven
peeks out, lighting her way
through the darkness.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Frosty the Snowman

Bolton Carley's photo prompt was to take a picture that represents a holiday song. My picture and haiku are for, "Frosty the Snowman."

Smiles from everyone
that holiday time is near,
heartwarming Frosty.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Adolescent Intolerance

Photo by Zanetta Hardy

Iceless skate blades dream
of dancing outside teenage
closet angst, flute’s

cadaver rests inside velvet-
lined sixth-grade coffin,
plush bears and bunnies

stuffed within childhood dump
of loved-and-left-behind,
a yellow tutu with the flounce

crushed out of it, elevator-
crowded acoustic guitar
flanked by clothes two sizes

too small, casino-bustier
dresses not yet filled out,
adolescent hormones shooting

boy-band crush projectiles,
a face every shade of red,
hair crimped

crooked like the path
she toddles, girl
to woman.