haiku – creature & happy ~ 5/29/23

creature comforts make

worries seem less frightening

happiness achieved

For me, this manifests in food. Comfort food like a big ole chicken fried steak which can cure what ails me while clogging my arteries are the same time. Ha-ha. But everything in moderation including moderation. I’m wasting away on this invisalign diet or lifestyle change anyway. Cozy blankets & fuzzy socks or scents of lilac or rose can fill the bill too. Self care = blissful happiness.

As always more to come.

Written for Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 464 CREATURE and Happy.

haiku – child & grow ~ 5/22/23

child like roots take hold

planted firmly in the ground

growth beneath the soil

outward appearance

deceives those who watch her fall

stronger than you know

I’m feeling it today. What I don’t know is whether this is about me or Lulu or all of us. You never really know what someone is dealing with at any given moment. Wishing you peace from the fray.

Rules and ping back

haiku – pail & sail ~ 5/15/23

drifting aimlessly

receptacle of kindness

changes course for good

#462 Ronovan Writes Pail & Sail

Substituted sail with drifting & pail with receptacle. We’ve got rain today & while I’ll never complain about this much needed elixir of all things green in my garden, I’m still white knuckling a few things. One step forward, two steps back. And that’s ok because there’ll be more steps forward over the coming days.

As always, more to come.

haiku – river & rolls ~ 4/24/23

rolls with emotion

flows like a roaring river

seeks peaceful calmness

Written for Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 459 RIVER and Rolls.

My Lulu is going through it & we are along for the ride. For the first day in some weeks, I have yet to receive a crisis text. I have not reached out either. My guess is that she is white knuckling her resolve. I really hope I am wrong & today is a good day. We’re due a good day y’all.

As always, more to come.

haiku – gate & road ~ 4/3/23

gate blocks the entrance

look for ways to get around

the road less travelled

Not my best effort but there is a theme (sort of) & a juxtaposition (or I tell myself there is for Pony’s sake). In this context for around I mean to wander all over the damn place. See what’s out there behind any roadblocks.

Written for Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 456 GATE and Road.

haiku – cave & climb ~ 3/27/23


clamber to the top


Mysteriously written with two synonyms, cavity for cave & clamber for climb. A quick 3/5/3. Promises what? I leave that to the reader. For me, promises of relief.

Written for Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 455 CAVE and Climb

P.S. Highschool is like a cave for the parents & their children. Sometimes I wonder how we ever made it up & out into the light of day. I can’t imagine still being in the middle of it with all that has changed.

haiku – berries & winter ~ 3/20/23

winter time

despite artic chill

berries bloom

Written for Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 454 BERRIES and Winter.

A quick 3/5/3. I’m in the south too where we can experience all 4 seasons in a day. Oh who am I kidding? We experience hot most months with a snap or two of “cold” by southern standards. But I’m fine with it, that’s why I’ve never moved.

As always, more to come.