The Tipsy Widow’s Funeral

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #100 Her grave is a xenolith of lustrous Marble, disguised by a grassy knoll. The funeral is tempestuous, The vicar a fraudulent troll Spouting his panegyric. He didn’t know her, Never saw the widow’s laces Stained with spiteful traces Of laudanum and breakfast yolk That trickled down her chin. […]

Brave and Quiet

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Writing Prompt #149 “Collage 18” The quote “You’re So Brave and Quiet I forget you’re suffering.” Ernest Hemingway.   Behind the trusty doors of confession A soul is bared Unaware That someone else is listening And later Over coffee The story creeps across a kitchen table Grotesque gossip Woven like a […]

Early Morning Snow

I wake from a sleepless night To a noiseless chill No cockerel crow from across the field No pigeon coo from the window sill Everything is silvery still Where yesterday was green With signs of spring This morning Everything Is veiled with white The pillow of the sky Torn by silent birds’ flight And the […]