bookscover2cover – S/L/O/P/E

 
Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called Slope, it can be read by clicking on the link. The story hypothesises the discovery of a cure for the infestation of billionaires the planet is afflicted by. Amen.

And, to finish, here’s the Wonderstuff – top tips for 1988, apparently –
 

From their Golden Bed

 

from their golden bed

I disturb the damselflies

mating, violently

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem 754 meadow, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers –
 

In Delicate Hands

 

in delicate hands

guessing how to feel adored

summer rain

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #753 arts, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. For this prompt we were asked to take inspiration from a work of art. So, as I walked home from Morrison’s yesterday, into a sudden shower, this song was playing in my headphones and the mix of English rain and Minneapolis soul was lovely –

 

Lay Still

 

lay still, no, stiller

the green lake says to the lily pads

flowering white

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #47 flowers, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. Today was officially the first day of summer in the Blake household because it was the first day that I’ve felt an overwhelming need to listen to Forever Changes by Love –