NPM 11 / 30

Getting in the one I missed. Will owe 24 & 25 tomorrow. ~~ Speak to Me everyone knows a rose symbolizes love gushes it from its plentiful petals to its thorny stem however a small sachet of lavender signals distrust not even its heady scent can sway suspicion slip it to a shady soul for…

NPM 23 / 30

Fury fingers are sharp knives every move cuts hands are destructive mallets crush everything touched hair is electric wiring with stripped ends sparks fly against air currents feet are struck matches burn every step behind eyes drip hot wax that slides down skin leaves holes in your sternum what dark magic spins from mouth keeps…

NPM 22 / 30

What to Do on Earth Day wake up and take a drink of water silently thank whoever and however you have fresh water to drink consider those who don’t feel equally grateful & sad go outside and take a breath of fresh air contemplate how the earth is recovering even as we, its inhabitants, are…

NPM 21 / 30

It would have been my dad’s 80th birthday today. And also, Prince died 4 years ago. Feeling some things over here. ~~ This Thing Called Life Prince died on my father’s birthday April 21st so now, no matter what, they’ll always be linked not that my dad liked Prince’s music I doubt he could have…

NPM 20 / 30

Woman in Her Second Act I have long surveyed this landscape mapped rivers of tears scaled mountains of unreasonable doubt struck motherlodes of friendship shacked up in ghost towns I’ve built bridges constructed dams dug tunnels traversing my life’s terrain choosing the less traveled path when possible with age and experience it’s now easier to…

NPM 19 / 30

Lifetime Movie Titles as 11 Vignettes I. Killer Crush A Dangerous Date The Psycho She Met Online Swim at Her Own Risk Secrets from Her Past Her Dark Past A Father’s Nightmare A Mother’s Worst Fear II. Her Perfect Spouse Killer Dream Home Suburban Swingers Club Murder in the Suburbs III. He Loves Me Secrets…

NPM 18 / 30

Not sure how I got three days behind! ~~ Setting the Mood rainy morning lightning splits sky, a rip in the fabric inside, we are cold we count until we hear thunder it bucks like a horse trying to toss its rider I don’t meet your eyes in front of the fire shadows hide half…

NPM 17 / 30

Covid Haiku tonight there were tearsfears surfaced because some folksreally don’t get it

NPM 16 / 30

Started this one last night but didn’t finish it until this morning. No title yet. Will post another one later today. ~~ today is a friend’s birthday I probably haven’t spoken to her in close to 20 years I’ve never been able to pinpoint why maybe I wasn’t a good friend too focused on managing…

NPM 15 / 30

This Day this day was filled with unease though the sun shone brightly and there was a light breeze this day was filled with unease orange blossoms filled with bees my nerves are wound too tightly this day was filled with unease though the sun shone brightly ~~ From the day 12 prompt in which the…