Sheldon’s Writing Prompt: hands

Thanks Sheldon for your prompt: https://sheldonkleemanartworks.com/2017/09/15/spoonful/ A left and right mirror image make things everyday: hugs are real good pat pat pat, belch smile and remember children held in hands. We greet with a handshake "How do you do" "How are you?" "So nice to meet you." Pleasantries made awkward if hands were replaced by…

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Summer Break

Sure when they say summer break they mean eight to ten weeks of vacation for teachers and children Not parents. Don't get me wrong, the time spent with a sleepless toddler and languishing teens is priceless. My role as ringleader of the herd includes shuttle and flight attendant services activity director and peacemaker of the…

If only

If only we could be individuals living in the country, meeting at town to trade goods and learn news of the town we visit once a week. Sure this news is interesting not really life affecting. I'd rather know who was born, whether we'd have enough cows, sheep, pigs and chickens to feed the families,…

Winter?

I'm waiting for winter to begin It is cold-ish, but a good blizzard makes Ohio feel like home. Our weather is blowing all over the country just not stopping here. Could I have six inches of snow, please? My plants are not dormant, just shivering in confusion. The sap runs slow. It's just not cold…

Three Letters

This cat has a name with three letters. Bun As with all rescue pets the name game is played He looks like a... not a ... Does he respond to... He doesn't blink when you call him... Girlie calls him Bunny. Well, she screams and squeals BUNNY! As he vaults over the safety gate. Safe…

It’s over

Another holiday that isn't as important as it is dreaded. It's over Love is all the days of the year All the thoughts in my head Songs I know you like I put in a mixed tape I write you poetry and read it aloud to you A smile, a warm feeling, a hug and…

The Troll, Why a troll?

Such fragile creatures, humans. Water bags with lumps inside. Like crunchy rabbit stew without the fur. Big feet like hares, but not sweet or meat enough to eat. Their eyes leak when I catch one. Owwful are the sounds they make like a hyena, horse and mouse rolled into one stringy body. Why do they…