Insomniac’s Lament

She says, there’s only love and fear so which
element is keeping you up, my dear? Switch
on the light and oscillate the air. Sleep
heals what ails you but you wheeze and weep deep

in the night as thieves prowl in the street. You
peek between the blinds, this incomplete view
you could upgrade to embrace the shades who
haunt you and taunt you your fears have made you

Inspired by: Upgrade, Oscillate, Fear and the SOCS prompt Element.

Featured image: seeds with space filter.

Life Cycles

For Carolyn Sue on her birthday.

Sitting on the floor as sun spills golden
through the green, green leaves, puppy emboldened
brings her scrumptious bone and chews by my side
then chases tail. Exuberance provides

the path to rejuvenation
grief and sorrow detonation

I am opened wide before this display
antics, mischief, a desire to play

The need for qualifications release
let experts drone, opine. I am at peace
with wisdom carved from my own conscious breath
greet certainties of life: sun, stars and death.

Inspired by: Scrumptious, Detonate, Rejuvenate, Before and a puppy who is helping me today on my deceased mother’s birthday.

Featured image: After I texted my pup’s former owners with an update, she cuddled with this pink blankie she’s had since she was tiny. Before that, she posed (below).


In their petty ignorance, people tweet
energy footprints of the stars, fake meat
unsteady led by dissonance they cannot plumb
the murky depths beside themselves they’re numb

glued to their screen dream world reality
have they forgotten how to ground, to breathe
past chemtrails tasked to mask maliciously
these 5G waves of harsh cacophony?

Bare feet upon the earth beneath the trees
the dazzling stars illuminating free
and ancient ways beyond false history
the rising flowering of sovereignty

Inspired by: Petty, Ignorance and Dream World.

Featured image: View of beach from a hill on Oahu.