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once upon a polar bear

Polar bears are facing a bleak future as Arctic icebergs continue to melt and ancient shelfs of ice collapse

once upon a polar bear

once upon a time
i had a cheerful birsong
now a smoldering shadow

children vivaciously skated
up and down the city streets
parents: no worries

riding trains to work, daily
reading, meditating
taking naps

elevator loudspeaker
Spanish guitar melodies
tapped and rapped

poets heartily sang woes of
Elizabethan melancholy
not depression

plates of frozen landscape
dared not melt
into the dirty ocean


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Poetics – once upon a time

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I have a little shadow –  Prompt # 149

Photo credit: Life Preservers for Polar Bears On Sinking Arctic Ice | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

gainfully employed

Global Unemployment

gainfully employed

lose employment
another degree
up the ying-yang

your platform
a catchy pitch
shiny resume
beefed up CV

contemporary economics
praise the few
sustainably styled
scrappy spirited

limelight, pride
shining star
your life’s
a rambling poem


Written for:

Life’s like Poetry –  Prompt # 148

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The Poetry Pantry Is Now Open – #92
The Poetry Pantry

Photo Credit:  world news

If I could have just one wish

The hand of an unknown monkey at testing facility, grasping the side of the trash can after they discarded her for dead.

If I could have just one wish

in a world-field
of possibilities
achievement begins
in my mouth
is fulfillment
crushed by nature
a singular duality
purchased finality
no longer missing
only needing
to have one


Written for:

A ray of hope flickers in the sky –  Prompt # 137

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I is for……….Inlinkz

Photo Credit:  EvolutionaryParenting – Facebook Page

crossroads of a thousand trees

Crossroads After a Night of Rain

crossroads of a thousand trees

crossroads of a thousand trees
where books reverberate
and latent energy
produces armor in a furnace

better to keep intuition
where the body has no role
so your mind is in your mouth
and your weapon rests below your hip

challenged by filtrated light
faulty enough to convey meaning
through the meandering boughs

listening to the familiar
converted revolution

dead scent of fate
tired and disappointed
in the crossroads of the trees


Written  for:

Prompt: Standing at the crossroads  –  Prompt # 136

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Abandoned Sofa Senryu


Abandoned Sofa Senryu

against a brick wall
no value without cushions
abandoned sofa


Written for:

Magpie Tales Mag #92

Photo Credit: Christine Donnier-Valentin

His Senses Are Covered By Blinds

Man Blindfolded

His Senses Are Covered By Blinds

His senses are covered by blinds,
so he pursues desperately:
falling for the first one he finds.
His senses are covered by blinds,
head-strongly he shuns different kinds.
He’s needy and gropes helplessly,
senses always covered by blinds
to pursue most desperately.


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FormForAll – Triolets

For those who don’t recognize this, it’s a triolet.

Photo Credit: Nina Pierce – Around The Writer’s Block,  “Snow Kidding”

Coexist Sticker

Coexist Sticker

This sticker’s on an automobile.
It has a dream that’s unattainable.
Yes, it’s a very vain appeal.

Who’s out there seeking for an ideal,
when gods are unexplainable?
That sticker on any automobile

is a sarcastic way to conceal
a peace that is not sustainable.
I tell you, it’s a vain appeal.

The concept has a tendency to reel
you in. You think it is explainable?
The sticker found on some automobile

attracts attention with its pretty teal
color. But it’s not obtainable.
Coexistence is nothing but ordeal.

Don’t put away your sword of steel.
Soldiers, you are strong and trainable.
All those stickers on a junked automobile
are nothing but some vain appeal.


Written for:

Dverse Poetics “Bumper to Bumper” –

challenge, that is to write a poem about a bumper sticker, or about bumper stickers in general.

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The Gooseberry Garden
Poetry Picnic Week 37: Peace in Love, Peace in Families,
Peace Among Friends, and Peace Around The World…

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C is for CATS !

I kinda chose to put up my cynical view of how people of diverse religions can’t really love one another.
For those who don’t recognize this, it’s a villanelle.

The Kiss

Der Kuss By Gustav Klimt

The Kiss

there is someone who
at initial sighting

immediate knowledge
manifests: lifetimes

have been shared
between the two.

an urge drives
to pounce upon

this darling,
this warrior

who has reappeared
in this passing life.

strangers hesitate.
a moment, another

moment, then,
with telesthesia,

you take each other
as if you are owned.

the brain violently churns
a torrent of serotonin.

that kiss has been since
you two were torn asunder.

then all that can exist
is primordial flash.


Written for:

The Gooseberry Garden

Poetry Picnic Week 2 – kiss

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Love one another

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