Millennial Dilemma

photo by Klaas via Unsplash

The phone I get,

The fan I’ve seen,

But where in the world have you put the screen?



Three Line Tales, Week 213


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



The Doll

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

Our children are precious treasures.  We sacrifice for them.  We tend to them.  We suffer anxiety over their health and well-being.  They are our true legacy, and though they bring both joy and sorrow, they are a defining feature of our lives.  There are times when parents might question the validity of this sentiment, but for those of us who have suffered the loss of a child – we have no doubt of the truth of it.


Three Line Tales, Week 198

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


Miscellaneous Prompted Micro Poems 17


a cathedral ruin

photo by Watari via Unsplash

Monks once prayed here, and here they did dwell –
But it’s been redecorated by youths, as you can tell –
One thing both groups share in common – a night in a cell

Three Line Tales, Week 194 17 October 19

Halloween, Trick-Or-Treat, Pumpkin, Child, Fall, Happy


Trick or Treat: A Haiku

Costumed on doorstep
Tasty Indulgence given
No magic required

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday: Spell & Treat (synonyms) 22 Oct 19

autumn beach

Autumn Beach

Autumn Beech – orange
Autumn Beach – sea icy blue
Grey – October Sky

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 23rd 2019, autumn beach


Miscellaneous Prompted Micro Poems 16


four boys playing football in a lush green meadow

photo by Robert Collins via Unsplash

Of simple things,
Joy – delight,
And not an electric screen in sight!

Three Line Tales, Week 191 SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

three line tales, week 192: a rainbow over a plaza

photo by Sara Riaño via Unsplash

Cleansing Rain Ceases
A Bright Bow Across The Sky
Renewal Begins

Three Line Tales, Week 192 3 October 19


Daisy, Heart, Flowers, Flower Heart


Soul\     /mate
The term   \/ seems trite
Yet it captures all that
is within the heart –
One mind and spirit
That even in death
We shall not

Written 3 Oct 19

A place of sweet refuge
A realm of welcome rest
Far from any risk or danger
Or toiling quest
A haven from life’s worst excesses
Just a world of calm, without distresses

Weekend Writing Prompt #126 – Haven 5 Oct 2019





Miscellaneous Prompted Micro Poems 14


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Cascading Waters
Nature’s Power Manifest
Mighty Pool-wards Plunge

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 28th 2019, waterfall

three line tales, week 187: two buddhist monks at a coffee shop

photo by Manthan Gupta via Unsplash

“Take only that which is freely given,” the precept’s clear you see.

So we may be here for quite a while,

Till someone brings us tea.

Three Line Tales, Week 187 29 Aug 19

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She waits impatiently
The breeze fresh upon her brow
When shall her love return?
She craves caresses even now.

Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday 9 Sep 19