Guilt

He* sat,
hunched on the floor,
edging closer to me
and the dead ‘possum, — my pardon
to gain.


*My dog Zac. Heisy, although clearly guilty, hid.

Daily Post: Guilty

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Disappear

ever near
ever near
yet never truly here
my eyes are clear
no dross, nor tear —
somehow, you disappear

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A Coffee Epiphany

Coffee
on my table
spilled — like a rabbit on
a motorbike whisking by — no
good-byes!

It happened about two years ago or so, during breakfast, when I babysat my nephew of two. His curiosity brought about the image below.

I meant to write something about that whole occurrence, a memoir or a reflection, perhaps … oh, something about time and how fleeting it really is, but that never materialized after a few tries. And to be honest, I got tired of it because everybody knows how ephemeral time is; no need to hackney the subject further. So abandoned it I did.

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This time, however, well, I haven’t a clue why I started writing about coffee. It escaped my mind; it really did. I’m not a big fan of it; I quite detest it. Therefore, I can’t figure out how the subject matter came about. One thing for sure: I know now why coffee works the way it does; it’s a rabbit thing after all this time. Amazingly, enough!

The Delirious Crow

a crow flies toward
a winter pale morning moon
beholding breakfast

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Change beholds its to beholding last minute. I am trying to understand how metering in poetry works — the iambic, trochaic, etc. I cannot say for sure I’m doing it correctly here, but I like to suppose that I did (a haiku does not bother with meters too much, by the way).

The image convinces one that I did so, doesn’t it? 🙂

Liquid

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Waves. Fujifilm XT2. Snapseed. Huntington Beach, CA.

The contrast was guaranteed; I needed only to judge the balance between darks and lights. So I examined how the surfs broke apart and fizzled out firstly before deciding to push the shutter release button.

I have little control over the composition; the rest is a prayer.

If you ever use Snapseed to edit photos, don’t bypass the Tonal Contrast tool. Absent this, the photo above would’ve appeared flat. The constrast in the shadow areas I owe to using this tool.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid