Cold Water Is What I've Got


the water heater went POP

flooded the floor
 mom and dad swore


Summer Solstice Song

In honor of the Summer Solstice celebrated last Sunday, June 21st...

Longest day,
shortest night.
Sun at noon,
highest height.

Summer heat,
day is long.
Frozen treat,
solstice song.

Join the poetry fun at Carol's Corner!

The Heat Is On

midday mirage
a phantom puddle
outdistances my resolve

Super Dad!

I love my dad
with all my heart.
He's my hero -
                  and smart.

 Happy Father's Day! 

Join the poetry fun at A Year of Reading

Hand Signal

he cuts her off
she allows him
to read between the lines

Don't Sit On Me

Praying Mantis on bench outside my husband's office.
Excuse me,
don't sit here.
I'm praying.

Can't you see
my prayerful position?
My legs are joined,
my expression solemn?
I'd close my eyes,
if I could.

You don't think
I am a spiritual insect?

Did you hear that nasty rumor
about me eating
my mating partner's head?

It only happens about
30% of the time!
And it is only for his
nutritional proteins.

A girl's gotta eat, you know!
I do lay the eggs -
300 is no small feat!

So, please move along.

I pray thee,
don't sit on me.

Join me for Poetry Friday hosted by the incomparable Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup!

Glass of Fruit

seedless watermelon
a crunchy drink
of water

*my apologies for my day late poem...was under the weather yesterday, literally and figuratively

Itch Inception

persistent puddle
mosquito maternity ward