Doodads — cider and song plus

Two weeks ago not only did younger son and his wife volunteer at the cat shelter but my older son’s girlfriend was there.  It was a very pleasant surprise to see her there.  What was an even bigger surprise was today, when my older son showed up.  This had all of us  together (masked) face…

dVerse — Poetics 432 — Curdled Rose

My heart was split, and a flower appeared… –King Solomon A mother’s love may be assumed unless she’s dickered with a beast.Foul vapid roach, her soul consigned,a mother’s hate may be assumed.A mother’s bile designs your tomb.Your curdled rose rise, barren, bleak.As mother’s clause ensures your doom,your tender heart split for her feast.   I…

dVerse — Dead Woman Walking

image link Scene of the Crime Name: Evidence: daughter of a barmaid and a factory workerabandoned by one and brainwashed by anothersix is old enough to fend for yourself; mothers are for sissiestape recordings leave little room for editing without skillz sister of a bonded brother and caretaker of six chargesteasing punching teasing punching hurling…

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #134 — Happy Home

A happy home A fuzzy nest A comfy place Where one can rest It makes me smile To know we’re there As love has perched Eternal fair Delicate yet Tough are the blooms Whose fragrance touch Each of the rooms We have no fear As when we said Forevermore Our love we pledged. Our bond…

What do you see # 27 — Surprise

Surprise At 102 years old, the best part of her day was sitting on the warm wooden bench, in the sun, watching the wind ruffle the water’s surface and rustle through the oak and willow trees. Her sons and their wives, now in their 70’s, joined her a couple of times a week at the…

What do you see # 25 — Hippity Hoppity

Petey and Carla fell in love the first time they met in the clover patch. It was in early Spring, just as all of the winter browns started greening. Petey’s family nest was in the roots of the old cedar tree. Carla’s was under the edge of the farm’s greenhouse. As both of them were…

dVerse — taboos — three accusations

“The Circus” by Albina Felski As the oldest daughter of a mixed family of full-, half-, and step- siblings totaling 7, myself included, I often was left responsible for care taking all of them while mother and stepfather drank at the bar until it closed. The first accusation came when they took me aside and…