FF: Blinding Light

PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin CLICK FROG TO JOIN Standing too close. INeed to step back, to pause, to breathe.I should have fought Your brilliant pull, like an angel. I need to go back,To say NO,But- I already know,What will happen.I will reach you andSay yes to whateverYou ask. I can’t doWhat you want me to.I […]

In Memory

Faint echoes of memoryWill illuminate even the darkest night. Ghosts of stars long dead speak to stars as yet unborn. Trust me.We got (will have gotten will one day get) this.The same new-old story:Trust-Let me fall so that youcan catchme. Hold metight, It’s true – that my starEvaporated long ago.I remainA question that lingers. In […]

FF: The Flame

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll CLICK FROGGIE TO JOIN in your eyesi seeburning coalssmoldering yearning tospring to life. what would happen if-but we can’t-but we can,we must, We will. other loves, other forms,other livesrecede into the distance. take me asI am.tongues of fire burncoals not consumed by heat,hearts pulsing to one beatyearning to befreeyou, as […]

Divine Dance

Divine Dance I want to snap my fingers and ribbons of creation join and part and join together. Listen. I desire to whisper to you like the cosmic background radiation that proves all is not empty, some shadowless void. Turn. I burn to spin and pull you in like fragments of dense matter Galaxies and […]

FF: Glorious Chaos

I am spentdrops ofpaint dripping downthe empty canvas-no longer.Don’t stop. paint-slicked skinfinger to lips.think. I am spent,like the final cointhat falls intothe slotand startsour favorite song. That’s it.Let’s danceSlowly. Hand in hand,Eye to eye,So, worth itin The End. This is my poetic entry for Friday Fictioneers where every week we write 100-word stories in response […]

Zebra

Zebra What’s black and white and red all over? That’s right: me. Note to self. Do not fall asleep where little sister can get to you. Further note to self. Two words: permanent marker. Correction, make that three words: permanent, marker, and revenge.   This is my last post for the A-Z Challenge! Hope everyone […]

Yield

  Knife slices through butter with effortless grace. Scents of garlic and thyme rise from the oven Like teasing fingers, promising better to come. I watch unnoticed in a corner until, “If you’re going to stand there, you can help.” I shake my head but come anyway, As if pulled by invisible rope. If I […]

Xenolith

Fire ripped through the quiet night, An explosion that seared trees and rocks and Everything round for miles. Then liquid fire lapped its slow way Over the valley, Easing its way down into the ocean. In the midst of this turmoil, A single fragment survived, Stone stronger than stone, The memory of the village that […]

Wednesday

Once a week for a year, we said. I for one have kept my promise. Lingering over cooling tea, hand over my cup, Shaking my head at the waitress. A young couple laughs as they walk by, cheek to cheek. I try not to take it personally. (I know it isn’t personal.) I can’t help […]

View

View Gorgeous the way the buildings sit like Many colored blocks atop the ridge outside My new home, like curtains open to mountains beyond. There’s a comforting noise and bustle to the place, Children laughing and shouting as they play, Playful breezes that linger a while to stay. Sometimes in the chill of the morning […]