Calamity Jane — American Badass and Suspected Liar

There’s no valid explanation for┬áher moniker. Perhaps the disaster of her male dress when high collars and long skirts were called for. Or her trek west atop horse, fearless where others were not. Credibility is called into question when alcohol scents female breath. Besides, we…

Prompt 16 – Carousel

The Carousel turns to a Melody Horses rear up against their reins, Frozen in a gallop that never ends As their prison turns and bends And twists their expressions While children and couples Ride on their backs as The Carousel turns to a Melody.

Prompt 14 – Iron Eater

Living as me, in a time when Fear ruled Just about everything I thought and did — It was A new experience When I Walked to school Under the pass, Heart clenched in terror At sights of Unruly branches and weeds Almost as tall as…

Prompt 13 – Kanaki

Happy Birthday, Kanaki. I’m two days late, But I will turn twenty-two On August fifteenth As you should have turned On August eleventh Sixty-three I would like to think that you simply Escaped And found A new life, a new family A new journey To…

Prompt 12 – Moonlight Shimmered

Moonlight shimmered On sweat across her Breastbone that Rose and fell with The wind’s breath Flitting along the lake Under a netted canopy Sprinkled with stars that Sparkled across the Gleam of her teeth and Glisten of her eyes as I Beheld her glory in…

Prompt 11 – For Me

Home is a place that has never Existed for me A wanderer, a vagrant, Aimlessly drifting From Laos to Italy And though Home Has never been a label I’ve ever applied In these blue, twinkling eyes, You should see The world’s my oyster All for…

Prompt 10 – Heart Singer

Heart singer, Night howler. Your love is unconditional, Your joy is boundless – It astounds me that there exists A creature with such pure Intentions, never meant to harm I love you, my Heart Singer You who can swell my chest At sight because all…

Prompt 4 – Reunion

Familiar smile, tickling my heart, Have I known you? You notice me. Have we known us? Hesitantly, walking for each other, Breaths hitched – it should be obvious by now – Was it that we’d known each other in another life? In another time? The…