Daily Haiku 053109

yoga heats my blood
ev’ry cell abuzz with glee
awake and alive!

Daily Haiku 053009 – NaiSaiKu for fun

soothing music played
calming the storm in his soul
first time back to church
SUNDAY MORN ALONE
first time back to church
calming the storm in his soul
soothing music played

Sunday Scribblings – COVERT

This Sunday Scribblings word is COVERT. After considering a possible job opportunity yesterday, I felt it was disguised as something good, but at an impossibly high cost to me. I left the corporate world behind for good reason, damnit.

OPPORTUNITY KILLS

the “good thing” is a wrench
in the workings of a harmonious life
after panic comes the challenge
a dare to my shallow self

I can do this.

devoid of passion
playing a part
like wearing a heavy woollen coat
smothering every other

I should do this.

accepted for shallow reasons
another’s bragging rights
ego strokes of my own
promise of security

I can do this.

vivid memories of stress
consuming worry
false smiles and handshakes
with those deplorable

I should do this.

my transformation
my reemergence
my tender newfound spirit
now at perilous risk

Should I do this?

corporate prison sentence
disguised as opportunity
a test of my conviction
to my truest self

I cannot do this.

Daily Haiku 052909

eyes closed, deep inhale
olfactory fiesta
beautiful flowers

Daily Haiku 052809

sunless white skin shirt
rise to dark neck and biceps
summer farmer tan

3WW – Dreary, Embrace, Timid

Here is a submission for Three Word Wednesday, the words this week are DREARY, EMBRACE, and TIMID.

The fog arrived earlier than usual, rolling across the rusty bridge in a dreary embrace. I shuddered, pulling my jacket tighter to my chest, and crossed with timid steps.

“Leave me alone.” The raspy voice startled me still. I crouched into my hips and peered at the shadowed figure ahead.

“I brought you something.” I squatted, set down the brown bag as far as my arm could stretch. The bottles made an echoless clink on the ground. I took two steps backward, turned, retreated.

Some say it’s enabling, but what else is supposed to keep him warm on a night like this?

Daily Haiku 052709 – NaiSaiKu!

Thought I would try a NaiSaiKu, which I also count as my daily haiku, which also is using the three words from today’s Three Word Wednesday (dreamy, embrace, timid), enjoy!

dreamy newborn son
offered a timid nipple
embraced in bosom
FIRST NIGHT
embraced in bosom
offered a timid nipple
dreamy newborn son

EDIT: realized the word suggested for use today was DREARY, not DREAMY – but I think I’ll leave it as it is for now!

Daily Haiku 052609

This will hold my place
until a new haiku comes.
This is getting hard!

Daily Haiku(s) 052509

Someone watched too many episodes of “INTERVENTION” today…

shot glass upside down
numbing shards of shattered dreams
safe oblivion

spirit in a glass
drowned out of a sorry soul
wretched shell remains

loved ones pushed away
leaving only emptiness
hopelessness swallowed

broken promises
losses incalculable
all disappointment

words are left unsaid
addiction awarded death
tears are left unshed

Sunday Scribbling and Daily Haiku(s)

worrisome burden…
torment every moment…
anguish unending…

wringing upset hands…
bedeviled and beleagered…
agonizing wait…

envelope arrives!
graduation day is mine!
pomp and circumstance!

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