It dangled like a carrot
the icon on my phone
an affirmation by design
or chance I don’t know

Irresistible was the urge
to know what you had sent
while Time stood still
in its rose quartz tent

For the screen I made a dive
opened the link embedded
its aortistic circling kept me hanging
to see what my gorgeous had sent

That’s the thing you see
My phone all of age two had hung
and all my imagined songs of you
remained silent and unsung


Mindfills for

Sadje’s what do you see
MindLoveMisery’s wordle – irresistible, rose quartz, chance, dive aortistic, affirmation, design, thing,embed, link, gorgeous, two

This is not ~ a free verse

This is not a banyan tree
Her arms span a hundred years
of stories as you turn her every leaf
rustling up rememberances
from her soul as she smiles
or dabs a teardrop that drips
her secret sadness to be whispered into the earth


Mindfills for

dVerse Poetics hosted by Poet Mish – Object poetry…and beyond

dVerse quadrille hosted by whimsygizmo – dab

Cee’s FOTD

past perfect ~ a haibun

April. Mayfair gardens. Spring turns summer. Today would have been the day. A fresh waft of coffee coloured earth wakes me up from my what-ifs wanderings. I’d fallen asleep on page 34. The paperback lay disappointed under our great big oak with its great big shadows stretching toward a darker time. Just as you did that January afternoon when you messaged “Sorry. I don’t.”

seeped in past perfect
fragrance of frangipani
after afterwords

d’Verse – Haibun for the new year hosted by Lillian
MindLoveMisery’s photo prompt