d’Verse — OLN — hollow dings (sijo)

a woman in labor before gathered      two support clumps — one hovering, warm, within her reach;      one outside, passing the whisky she has one ninja love grain;      our text message dings ring hollow Image info:  A nurse holds a newborn baby wearing a face shield in an effort to halt the spread…

#FF — Blended

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast   Mom liked Butch best. Bedridden and looped up on meds left dad playing her nursemaid. He helped me as he could. Men came and went. When I had my first child, I was on my own — and for the four that followed. I bartended while the oldest watched the…

Nightmares are Made of This (long)

Awhile back I posted a Ryan Adams and The Cardinals song that I like. It wasn’t long before I was informed that Ryan Adams has a reputation as an abuser of females. Yesterday I read that Marilyn Manson’s reign has ended. Further investigation showed that he has mentally and physically tortured his partners and others…

Short Story — I Will Remember

  The Two Sisters, by Théodore Chassériau (France) 1843 They say infants don’t hold onto memories, but I did. I remember you pushing me in the stroller along a flowered path and Teddy running alongside. I remember you handing me pieces of bread and laughing as I did my best to throw them to the…

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…