Spread

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This is a mural. I took this on the inside of a mall in Brooklyn.

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This is growing on a part of the trunk of a tree. That yellow stuff is spreading. In person it looks a little gross. Not so much in a photo with a bit of editing.

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This is another shot of another part of the same tree

inanimate –

being held in time by nature

an odd interplay

 

Pat R

3/18/20

For Dutch Goes The Photo weekly photo challenge where the prompt is “Spread”

 

Chaos – A Gogyohka

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(This photo is the prompt)

chaos came to pass
funky monkey business strive
that’s how we got here! –

a mass reversal needed
I’m going to need more wine!!

 

 

Version #2

chaos came to pass

after nimble fingers tipped the scale –

that’s how we got here!

we are now in need of a mass reversal

I’m going to need more wine!!

Pat R

3/18/20

For Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is the above photo. To view more entries go here

 

“I Love You”s

img_20200301_151305She is not one to say it often. I’m not sure why that is. Maybe she doesn’t know how, never learned how. Maybe she’s just not good at it.

My mom has been on her own, for the most part since she was thirteen. Her mom died one morning as she was readying her daughters for school.
I’m thinking since then, she has had issues with god / creator for letting such a catastrope befall her and her younger sister.

Some things trickle down, whether it was meant to or not.

I am no good at love. Most times leave me feeling like a lunatic, if not acting like one.

But, I keep an open heart. Even so, “I don’t know why I was surprised every time love started or ended.” I guess in a cock-eyed sorta of way, I believe in love.

Pat R

3/17/20

Over at dVerse Poets Pub the prompt is to write prose (keeping it tight at no more than 144 words) and to include the line below:-
“I don’t know why I was surprised every time love started or ended.”

https://dversepoets.com/2020/03/16/prosery-surprised-or-not/