Tag Archives: realizations

just the one today


Pageant smile

A wry line drawn

Diagonal downside face

Eyes tight gone

A stitch between brows placed

A move begun, withdrawn

Graceful bowing out of race

Then bored, affect a yawn

and a case of sour grapes



One stop Wednesday contribution


Hung by words

Beyond the scope of reason

I’m hung by rope of treason

A judgment on what’s right (or wrong)

Or harvested out-of-season

Divest me of my chainings

It’s no use to me restraining

The plump-red mouth that sings a song

In lieu of cold complaining


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The waitress


Seeking tranquility

And refuge from the cold

I order hot tea

Which is always Jasmine

The tiny Chinese waitress

Perches pot poised

On fingertips

Gracefully serves

Cold fingers reach

As she makes her exit

For steaming cup


I realize

Her fingers must be dead from scalding