Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Matchmaker

Money paid.

Crucial details given. 

Sifting through referrals, I endured numerous frogs on my quest. 

Discouraged, fear consumed me. 

With hope dwindling fast, his credentials magically arrived. 

I couldn’t resist trying again. 

When our eyes met, I glimpsed forever.  

The rest: history.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shame Haiku

fully mortified

outright humiliation

utterly disgraced

Inspired by the prompt at

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


That moment of unprotected violence,

Sarah barely escaped with her life.  

She struggled to erase the nightmarish memories with drugs. 


the unthinkable happened.  

Nine months later a baby is born. 

Plagued forever with brain defects, she fights. 

Ironically, her name is