Hope Ring

hope’s a fine but
fickle thing,

we clutch onto it,
pray for or
offer it
,

when we can
spare it,

other times, we engrave it
into gold of our
cheap rings,

then forget we
ever had
it
,

and that’s just
the thing,

all it takes is one slip
around a gaping
drain
,

and you’re left with
nothing but hope
for a new
ring

in own reflection’s
pouring rain
.

image: https://fineartamerica.com/art/paintings/wedding+ring?page=4

image: https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/abstract-paintings/sara-jaskiewicz-rings-9-contemporary-acrylic-painting-colorful-vibrant-ornaments-patterns/id-a_5648592/

A Goofy Greeting

a good day fine
sirs and great
gals,

and a ripe dawn’ to you precocious
pencil pushers, staplers,
stencils and red
bingo dabber,

howdy to encyclopedias
britannica, brown and
shelf’s pretentious
thesaurus
,

and a nod to you scabby
old brushes out there
and to sky’s fresh
canvas,

to giant snarl of yarn
needles pricking
my peel,

like the fun shit
just got real.

image: https://nonsensesociety.com/2013/01/inspire-creativity/

image: https://parichay2016.weebly.com/colour-splash.html

Island on its Side

inspired by a photo of a local park island taken over the weekend…

i flip entire
islands on their
side,

what?

yeah, i’m
that strong,

then i tilt my eye to
return their land where
they warned me
it belongs
,

how dare i toy with
tradition
,

my nerve, to think and
change positions.

VNAT PL8

what the hark’s with car
lot’s new wave of
vanity plates?

well, i mean who wouldn’t
want to know if a car
could talk what it
might say,

so go for it, if you’ve
got the coin
to pay..

and might i
just say..

do check out my
fresh plate as i
peel away.

image: https://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2017/01/09/amusing-monday-new-steelhead-license-plate-enhanced-by-inspiration/

image: https://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2017/01/09/amusing-monday-new-steelhead-license-plate-enhanced-by-inspiration/