Archive | June, 2011

Choices

29 Jun

River Dart Swimming Pool - with added feet!!

Photo by Tomorrow Never Knows on Flickr photosharing

Morning brings two choices
Run
Not run
Opening the front door, a wall of heat bumps my face
Steals my breath, like opening the oven door to check a cake
I inhale the scent of parched grass and baking leaves
I ponder that pain in my hip, the throb in my big toe
At my feet the dog pants, wags his whole body, spins in circles
He doesn’t need a choice
Might as well ask him if he wishes to breathe

The workday brings two choices
Write
Pretend I will get to it in a minute
Opening the word processor is a beating
Doubts slap my face
Fears knuckle my stomach
On a shelf is a fat, hand-typed manuscript, a book I wrote at age 12
Where is the little girl who launched into stories
as eagerly as she jumped from the sizzling planks of a boat dock
into the cool blue of a summer lake

I have two choices
Remain immobile, transfixed by perfectionism
Close my eyes and jump
~Nara

This post was written in response to the Three Word Wednesday prompt. See what others have written and join in the fun here.

Ice Queen

26 Jun

Ice queen
Ice Queen by Nancee_art on Flickr photo sharing

Is that all there is

I contemplate renegade eyes
Our lost reality rises like a frosty veil
Beyond me

Was that the best we had

Unwind this winter
Wrapped around my soul
Like a lover

Melt me

With uncharted desires
Make me drip
Burn through me like a torch

Be my spring

~Nara Malone

This post was written in response to this week’s Carry On Tuesday prompt: “Is that all there is?” See what others have contributed or join in the fun here.

Thursday Tales: Shadow Journey (via Passionate Reads)

23 Jun

Sometimes love digs into our shadows.

Thursday Tales: Shadow Journey This flash threesome is a peek into the shadowy side of love. If you're not 18 or such subjects make you uncomfortable, please don't read further. Shadow Journey 1. The Call to Adventure "I won’t submit like some sheep," she said with pride. "I'm not a mindless woman who can't find my way. Anyone can lead sheep. I bow only to someone with the wisdom to lead me." "And what if you're consumed? What if love turns you meek as a lamb and bends your ne … Read More

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