dverse · love · poetry · relationships

They Say…

image link They say hearts are meant to be broken. They say once broken it's tougher than before. They say if you don't love, your heart will turn to stone. You'll curl up into a corner, wither, and die. They are talking about romantic love. They are talking about erotic love. * Go out there,… Continue reading They Say…

dverse · poetry · relationships · triquain · Uncategorized


Siren 17 At dverse poetry pub tonight, Amaya is bartending and has challenged us to build something and to be sure to use a secret ingredient.  Not sure if it will rise or fall, but my attempt is in the form of a triquain crown , which is 5 of the triquain strung together.  I… Continue reading Paradise

family · relationships · remembrance · Stream of Consciousness Saturday · Uncategorized

SoCS — Old Hen

Stream of Conscious Saturday -- ma Ma is what my mom and her sibs called their mother, my grandma. When I tried to call her ma she jumped all over my case and wouldn't hear of me or my sibs using that term. We were expected to call her mom. Nothing else would do. She… Continue reading SoCS — Old Hen

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · goddess · love · music · relationships · religion · Word of the Day Challenge

Not that God

image link The Word of the Day Challenge is hymn.  Fandango's One Word Challenge is contrast. Every Sunday, it was the same routine. Same old sermons, same old songs. Until that one Sunday, when our pastor was gone and we had a substitute. The substitute was a young woman who had spiked blue hair, a… Continue reading Not that God

diamante · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · poetry · relationships · Word of the Day Challenge

Now you see me….

gif link Fandango's One Word Challenge today (oops yesterday) is leave and the Word Challenge of the day is dismal.  I should have just skipped the challenges, but it's done now.  I decided to do something short and sweet, well not that sweet as leave and dismal are kind of like the day outside was,… Continue reading Now you see me….

dverse · poetry · relationships

Off They Go^

image link Tonight's dverse poet's cafe topic is fire and it can be in any form.  This one may be in a form but no guarantees.   two extinguished travelers searching for shelter where warmth could be and found each other * kindling of combustible memories tossed into the pyre ignited by unvalidated emotions consumed… Continue reading Off They Go^

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · mature audiences only · netflix · relationships · Word of the Day Challenge

Blue Twilight Zone

click for essay, "The obsession with creating ‘perfect female robots’: Should women be worried?" Warning:  this post contains material of a sexual nature that is not appropriate for children and may be objectionable to some adults. Last night I watched a 45-minute netflix offering about the subject of fembots, called, “My Sex Robot”. Going to… Continue reading Blue Twilight Zone

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · poetry · relationships · sedoka


image link Fandango's One Word Challenge today is trap.  Today's offering is a sedoka . The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives. Trap Arms, bodies entwined… Continue reading Trap

Copla Real · dverse · family · love · poetry · quintilla · relationships · Uncategorized

Mi Familia

image link Thank you, Grace from dverse for the prompt today for a Quintilla. The form is a Spanish Quintain (Quintilla), which is a 16th century Spanish Quintain form of eight syllable (Iambic Tetrameter) lines. When written as a decastich (2 quintillas), the verse is known as Copla Real.  The topics for my Copla Real… Continue reading Mi Familia

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · poetry · relationships · senryu

tangled up in tryst

The Tryst (1840) Jean-Leon Gerome Fandango's One Word Challenge's selection today is tryst.  Today's offering is a series of senryu .   as he closed the door to the room, he broke one heart and burst another * dark end of the street where lust and betrayal rise unholy phoenix * “working late tonight” cliched… Continue reading tangled up in tryst