Somewhere, an Owl

 

somewhere, an owl

opens the night’s stillness

by her voice

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #894 First Light, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. The inspiration for this haiku came from reading Paloma’s poem and remembering the only time I’ve ever heard an owl hooting nearby.

And, to finish, here’s David Bowie –
 

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Let Midnight Pass

 

let midnight pass

a sweet scent shared as you and I, honey

suckle

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Utabukuro #8, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Iggy Pop and David Bowie –
 

Gold Hair

 

gold hair

drawing shapes in the cold breeze

the absent gold leaves drew

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem “Haiku Writing Techniques” #2, Onomatopoeia, 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 David Bowie with Golden Years –
 

You Gotta Make Way for the Homo Superior

In the ghetto the F/O/R/K people shuffle along, grey heads bowed, orange jumpsuits stained with the muck and mire of persisting.  I wonder how they persist?  I wonder why?  Once your assessment comes back and it places you in the Feasible-Online-Risk-Klass, national security takes over and it’s cut and dried – you get tagged and all bets are off.  Finito.  The ghetto’s the only option.  It’s a fascinating spectacle to come by and watch if you want to get a break from the office.  I have lunch here sometimes, watch them salivate and go round and round.  Superiority makes me happy.

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This piece of flash fiction was written for Friday Fictioneers: a story in 100 words prompted by a picture that Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts every Wednesday. Here’s the link to the stories and this week’s picture is below, copyright Marie Gail Stratford.

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