All Hallows

Werewolves do howl For in the darkness they creep alone The zombies like to prowl Scratching and biting they grunt and moan They hunted from moonlit graves They pounced from dark nooks As long as no one misbehaves The ghosts float along avoiding the looks…

Santa Isn’t Real (hour 18, prompt 18)

“What did Santa bring you?” Asked Mommy on the phone. Her eyes were big as saucers as she looked ’round her daddy’s home. Her little heart was broken as she sobbed into the phone, “I must’ve been a bad girl, Mommy…Santa didn’t come.” “No!” Mommy…

The Turning

Kiss-less at midnight but the bubbly flows freely. A night of reflection has got me in my feelings. I raise a toast to the past year and the gifts that it brought me. I’m even thankful for hardships and all that they taught me. I…

My Greatest Challenge Yet

I never thought I could do this. But here I am, 18 out of 24. Started off with nothing but a slice of cake And a cup of coffee. The prompts came in so fast, And I thought it would be impossible to go half…

Easter 2020

With churches closed and no one to visit, We zoomed my entire family, many for the first time It was wonderful to see everyone. To connect. We also ate candy and cooked a ham.  

Dear Brother cum Friend

I know I drive you crazy, You too, sometimes are fussy… To me, you still are my li’l baby You know we both are choosy, Cheer up and take it easy.. I am sorry, I say frankly!! So do mummy and daddy! No matter how…

Hour Eighteen

How to make chai (tea)?   Take a pot fill it with water   half full show your optimism   Put the pot on the stove on the medium flame of agony   Add tea leaves— all black equal to the number of lovers Charlie has…

When I Told Him

“I need space.” He stepped back. Farther and farther Until he disappeared. He didn’t understand My need for inner space Inner peace Peace and quiet Space. I need space. Space for love, not As distance between I want to share and hold To touch To…

#18 Circus Acts

I never liked the lions or the trainer cracking his whip Maybe it was because they were too scary I think it’s because I sensed the violence. I never liked the elephants riding the ladies around in their feathers Maybe it was because they were too…

Peace

Silence That’s all I hear Darkness That’s all I see I want to speak But there aren’t any words left Is this what they call To be at peace?