legs sticking out of a washing machine in a launderette

photo by Mennie via Unsplash


The launderette had a pet  – a python large was she

It was amazing where  – when she did appear –

The places the customers would quickly flee




Three Line Tales 237


Miscellaneous Prompted Micro Poems 21


inspiration call

Rushing towards home
Amid rolling hills of play
Sandwiches await

Inspiration Call – 7 Jan 2020

sweet dreams

Nocturnal kisses
And intimate embraces
Sweetest dreams indeed

Written for Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, January 15th 2020, sweet dreams

broken heart

Left behind in death
Brokenhearted now to mourn
Alone – grief to bear

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, January 29th 2020, broken heart


three line tales, week 209: a guy spinning a basket ball on his finger with Pokemon in the background

photo by Bannon Morrissy via Unsplash

High School All-Star, too short for the NBA

So he took his massive talent

And signed with Chuck-E‘s pizza and play

Three Line Tales, Week 209 JANUARY 30, 2020








Miscellaneous Prompted Micro Poems 19



Little prisms of quartz
Regulating watch current
Nature’s power source

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 13th 2019, crystals

three line tales, week 198: a girl with a doll

photo by Museums Victoria via Unsplash

Ivory glow of porcelain skin 

Features perfect – though they be small

She is their everything, her parents’ living doll

Three Line Tales, Week 198 14 November 19


Dawn breaks above waves
Waves break upon quiet sands
Bathers still abed

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 20th 2019, at dawn

three line tales, week 199: a pig swimming in the ocean

photo by Jakob Owens via Unsplash

Legion they were, and Legion they fell
Cast into the swine herd
They went back to hell

(Luke 8:33)

Three Line Tales, Week 199 21 November 19



Miscellaneous Prompted Micro Poems 18

three line tales, week 195: hands coming out of the ocean

photo by Daniel Jensen via Unsplash

The Contessa

The sea seemed calm now
Unlike the night before
The sinking of Contessa would become a thing of lore

Three Line Tales, Week 195  24 October 2019

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Spring-tide forest walk
Blaze of cerulean blue
Nature’s glory greets

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 30th 2019, Bluebells


Wilting – Discarded
The carefully carved pumpkins
All Hallows now past

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 6th 2019, Halloween

three line tales, week 197: vinyl albums in a record shop, bowie, the cure, fleetwood mac, joy division

photo by Yanko Peyankov via Unsplash

The songs that lifted us –
The tunes that made us cry –
Now relegated to a second hand buy

Three Line Tales, Week 197 7 November 2019