Serenity’s Trifecta

coffee mug steaming beside my notebook and pen perfect trifecta while natures hums serenely sunglow dances between clouds The Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt this week is from Suzette, who asks us to do the following: Write: A) a haiku, OR: B) a tanka on the theme of “a favorite way to relax / unwind” The perfect moment of relaxationContinue reading “Serenity’s Trifecta”

Simple Days

lemonade summer sherbet sunshine overhead bare feet on cut grass The past week was chaotic as we wrapped up the semester. Between the emails, grading, meetings, late student work, extra emails from panicked students about their excessive late work, and everything else, I didn’t really have a chance to sit and just enjoy a momentContinue reading “Simple Days”

Lilium lancifolium

vibrant and speckled trench lily in the wild burst forth with sweet scent seek attention and flourish confident and merciful This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt is from Brandon, who asks us to do the following: The tiger lily is my favorite flower, and the tanka is my favorite form, so here we have it!Continue reading “Lilium lancifolium”

Memory Book

kept quiet, curiously, captured keepsakes penned in calendars, caught treasures hum calming melody, cautiously curating memories, amid muffled composition: our concordant calming chorus The Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt this week is from David himself over at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. He asks poets to do the following: It’s one of those weeks where I’m still playingContinue reading “Memory Book”


Well, that escalated quickly. I intended to write more innocently about the river flooding happening near our home, but this definitely turned into something more. I composed this Symetrelle poem for the We’ave Written Weekly prompt at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. This week’s prompt is from Jane, who asks us to do the following: I believeContinue reading “Floodwaters”

Morning Mourning

Dawn greets the moon in mourning as her stubborn beauty fades again. This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt comes from Aishwarya and is as follows: I enjoy reading limericks, though I haven’t written many of them. I’ve never written an American Sentence before, so I thought I’d give it a try for the prompt. IContinue reading “Morning Mourning”

Inner Peace

Hope is the imprints of boots in mud after winter too long. Hope is a song whispered among friends, and around hospital beds, flowing up to the clouds overhead. Hope is the shrill of laughter, the welcome collapse after the longest day spent away. Hope is a prayer, a dare, the people who care, andContinue reading “Inner Peace”

A Cure for Worries

Selma leads this week’s prompt for Wea’ve Written Weekly at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. Here are the rules she’s put forth, and my prose poem follows below. Rules New Cure for Worry! In breaking news, we’ve found the aid! Not a pill or a silly band-aid! A real miracle elixir to transport the mind to aContinue reading “A Cure for Worries”

Fool’s Spring

Stillness settled over the cornfields like a premonition. Crusted remnants of snow croaked under our footfalls as charcoal clouds hovered menacingly in the western horizon. Meteorologists paraded fear and radar images; school administrators called emergency meetings, and local businesses flipped their signs to “closed”. tree branches quake now the earth blanketed below two fresh feetContinue reading “Fool’s Spring”

Weighted Paths

Yesterdays coat my boots their pathways overflowing their messages grayed out now under futures still unknowing we’ve taken what’s best ~and we’re weightless as our footsteps~ pressing forward into darkness indecision spikes like pebbles underfoot, but we’ll float home with stars in our eyes and daydreams in our pockets This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly promptContinue reading “Weighted Paths”