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NaPoWriMo Day 9

Jazz Club 1928 She surprises him taking the stage her slender fingers skipping over the keys little birds frolicking in springtime She pumps the petal like a trucker on a long distance haul, committed Her long legs daring convention in chiffon trousers, beaded bodice flashing danger & delight with every move He gazes down as … Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day 9

NaPoWriMo Day 5

The Years Behind Life felt like a stepping stone on a never-ending journey, a succession of roadside attractions visited then forgotten. Lush green days decorated with minnowed creeks and rhubarb pied chins felt like forever, until it wasn’t. Gravity pulled, heavy as chains dragged through red clay. Unending hours surrounded by a leafy denseness, the … Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day 5

NaPoWriMo Day 4

Unseeable, Unheard Under the bridge river water swallows soil slowly relentlessly dispassionate steel sucks whispers and murmurs voices lost in the lapping of things not forgotten people come and go come and go release their heartbroken runes in the earth stroke sorrowful-eyed faces graffitied on concrete crouch low, be invisible let it all go * … Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day 4

NaPoWriMo Day 3

Warrior He walks the garden path Moss, stone, stream Pauses at the apex of the bridge Fingers his inro its lacquered smoothness Rubs the netsuki thumb a perfect fit between the hare’s ears Stilled in silent contemplation of the turtle’s wisdom * Today I chose the ekphrastic prompt from The Wombwell Rainbow which I discovered … Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day 3