POPO2022 day 22 — various mushrooms

dirty bottom fruit from unsweet decomposings no jellies from these dirty bottom fruit necrotic kingdom’s bounty domed, brainy berets unsweet, decomposed, yet surprisingly tender when sliced and sauteed no jellies from these tomato sauces instead odd fruit companions

POPO2022 day 21 — la gitana safety matches

Coney Island days when the seeing eye promised forever summer Coney Island days barkers, music; languid nights cool sands, lapping waves when the eye promised doubt’s voice drowned in salty breeze and children’s laughter forever summer I remember our love then and am young again

POPO2022 day 20 — swans and gold-haired woman

one fell night a swan princess dreams herself human gold plaits in soft garb one fell night a swan flies herself high, perches in tall tower window dreams herself human waits for her sweet prince’ kiss; his lips soft as velvet gold plaits in soft garb feathers plucked in bare envy imprisons herself

Tanka Tuesday Ekphrastic — Dearest Dorr

© Lisa Fox, Felt Mansion Early mornings I look from my bedroom window, the pond’s still surface a mirror that waits. I walk along the edge. My fingers remember being dirty, planting the urns, again. Aster and marigold, bright in the summer sun, when the world was full of colored perfume. In green brocade, I…

POPO2022 day 19 — b&w earth held with threads

beach ball suspended with homeostatic silk tranquility’s sea beach ball suspended our bounce held in abeyance grace for unworthy homeostasis see-sawing engine of divine running out of gas tranquility’s sea mirage to ease tomorrow’s event horizon

POPO2022 day 18 — butterfly bouquet

butterfly bouquetquadruple rainbows gatheralong floral stems butterfly bouquetunusual convergencebermudan puzzle quad rainbows gathercharisma’s kaleidoscopebobbing with the wind along floral stemssipping straws unfurledsweet garden party

POPO2022 day 17 — dragonflies

sticks live – and they fly is how they maneuver why they’re dubbed dragonfly? sticks live – and they fly rainbow bodies, gossamer wings hunting over fields how they maneuver belies their simple design – except for their eyes they’re dubbed dragonfly sky’s tiny smokeless terrors unlit cigarettes