#FF — Reunited

PHOTO PROMPT © John Nixon Dave is impatient. Peter pulsed him with news that she would be arriving at three, and it is almost four. Dave arrived here five years ago and hasn’t yet adjusted to seeing the second-hand shop as a Way Station. Or that the streets aren’t paved in gold. Or that you…

dVerse — Monday Haibun — Solstice

Mom will not see another solstice in this life. Day is night and night is day as night approaches. They say the morphine is to help with breathing and for the pain; but mom was breathing ok before and she had no pain other than that of the children she bore and the grandchildren she…

Doodads — The Highlands Park in Grand Rapids

Per the website: The Highlands is a collaboration between the Land Conservancy of West Michigan and Blandford Nature Center to transform a former golf course into a healthy and thriving urban natural area. I met up with my two sons, my daughter in-law, and my baby granddaughter at The Highlands on Saturday.  Located in an…

dVerse — Quadrille 150 — Final Farewell

image link Her living lingered, her funeral brief; children scattered, peers long gone home. Ghosts’ welcomes await her release from the bronze urn. She’s sprinkled along Spring thunderstorm’s wake, towards the lake. April sun’s comfort warms as it dries; her chalky residue remains, her final farewell. De Jackson, aka whimsygizmo, is today’s host for dVerse’…

Easter 2022 Haiku

old woman asleepsmiles, warm in the sunlightdreaming of May dance

My first car

Recently Max at Power Pop… posted about his first car and asked others what their first car was.   I talked about the Chevy Impala my dad bought me and the big engine it had (a 454 I think it was, spoken as a non-mechanic) and how I used to love challenging others at traffic…

TSM 203 — Now Shattered Glass

“Reflection” by G-Crew When the wind has gone, when the sun is bright I see your dear face, your smile in repose; brief, shining moment where love’s bond encodes. Today’s frame pauses, reflective abode. I’m still a child; you, a tender parent. You rock me, singing lullaby, voice true, forever imprint vessel I cling to,…