Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Money Pit

      Frantically I dash from one end of the house to the other placing assorted pots, pans, and buckets. 

      Outside the rain pisses down.  Inside persistent dripping taunts and my tears roll quickly in silent desperation.  Damn roof!  Damn house!  Damn weather forecast!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cold Haiku


volcanic gazes frozen

hearts broken, love lost

Inspired by the prompt at

Monday, November 17, 2014

Destiny within the Jaws of Death



      Ensnared within the enemy’s clutches, I instinctively know he senses my terror, discovering it appetizing and thrilling. 

        I have never feared death before, but now that my demise is imminent, how can I not?   How will it feel to have the jaws rip me to shreds?  I pray death hurries.

Linking this to the Fiction Challenge "From 15 to 50"

Random Tangles

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Test

        Ellie blinked, as sudden realization dawned like the sun’s reappearance following a violent storm. Acceptance quickly followed with an onslaught of thoughts.  

         Late night feedings, diaper duty, first steps, skinned knees, birthday parties, school graduation, worrying, a lifetime of joy: simply priceless.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

All that Remains

My tears fall as I trace the letters, desperately longing for only you: 

first, last, and middle initial, dates, and loving epitaph. 

 Sadly, there is so little left to physically mark your presence here.  

Years pass, memories fade, but my love lingers.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dawn Haiku

awakening day

beginning rays of twilight

flaming horizons
Inspired by the prompt at