Vacation’s Way

Summer’s peak
Amazing heat
Beats down upon our lowly brows

Rain’s delight
The clouds ignite
And cast their fury on the world

Humidity’s height
Holds you tight
Squeezing like a serpent’s grin

Vacation’s end
Farewell, my friend
And back to school and work again

Dedicated to teachers: That time is coming soon. May you enjoy the break while it lasts!

Not Always

Not always feasible – it
Errs in its lack of
Verification (and its possibility):
Extreme statements are
Rarely totally true.


An overachiever                A procrastinator
An extrovert                      An introvert
A tea-totaler                         A barfly
A talker                              A listener
A writer                               A reader
A watcher                               A dancer
A neat-freak                              A slob

All wrapped into one:
A singular mob.

6 Word Short Story: Tonight

Tonight, my drink needs an umbrella.

Blades of Flashing Light

Blades of flashing light
An army, a deadly score
All aimed for the eyes.

Soft Sand

Toes first, you sink –
Soft sand, separating,
Surrounding, embracing:
Warm and dry above,
Cool and damp below
In an entrancing duet.
The deep hushing roar,
Ever-present, soothes
In the back of your mind
As the children play,
And the gulls cry.

Warm Waves

The first warm wave
Thaws and comforts,
Unclenching the trembling knot
Of winter’s chill:
A welcome relief.

The second, the third,
Unthaw the thawed,
Cooking the sun-warmed flesh
Then, smoking it to jerky:
A relentless intensity.

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