peony bush


pink peony bush
nectar, sticky and sweet
buds covered with ants



credit: National Geographic
                                                                          credit: National Geographic

fuzzy little geese
led by black and white mother
floating on river


Haiku Horizons “lead”



We quibbled over vanilla or chocolate
Frozen custard or hand churned
Strolled on the boardwalk

Bought matching T-shirts we’ll never wear
Ate hot dogs with everything
Sipped Slurpees that turned our tongues blue

No cares, no worries, no hurry
Until the sun slipped below the horizon
And the sky put on its pink nighty

We glanced at each other, eye to eye
And our hearts winked
You wrenched the oars of our canoe

From their locks and paddled like a robot
Back to the secluded cabin on the lake
Vacation nirvana


Poetic Asides Wednesday Poetry Prompt

use at least three of these words – paddle, robot, custard, quibble, glance, wrench