White peaks on mountains
Dominate the summer sky
-Source of waterfalls
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 282 Haze / Sand
Alone in the haze
The loon’s night-call floats in air
-Sand sticks to my toes
Lapping waves and jumping frogs
Bits of sound, lakeside rhythm
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (12/02/19)
Turkey wishes to all my Web Press Friends!
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 281 Mess / Intense
Spilled gravy, chewed bones
Red stained napkins so intense
-November’s last mess
Piles of dishes left undone
Sated thoughts of pecan pie
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (11/25/19)
Old Fashion Rhyme
Seventeen spirits came to our door
All left with candy, some wanting more.
Toddling children, all with a sack
Followed by parents escorting their pack.
Hands smudged and sticky, they returned to their homes
Lip-smacking sweetness all dancing like gnomes.
Thank heaven for parents, who moved with a plan
And loaded them safely back into their van.
and then a Tanka
Small playground shadows
dressed for their costumed delight
-whispers in the night
Anxious souls peer through shutters
Offer treats by porch-light glow
Last Tuesday I entered Mayo Clinic to have a brand new Titanium Reverse Ball and Socket installed in my shoulder. Wednesday afternoon my wife drove me home as I drifted from one opioid-induced dream to another. By Saturday I began weaning myself off the pain medication and grudgingly acknowledged to myself that some pain is good. Today one day after watching the greatest Minnesota Viking win in all of history, I am feeling OK. My shoulder hurts and I can’t really use my arm yet, but tomorrow begins the start of physical therapy and it will begin to get better.
For me, opioids provided a way to manage the pain involved with a transplant. It was administered by a team of specialists who were well aware of the addictive qualities of the prescribed pain relief.
Unfortunately, not everyone was as well counseled. Millions of patients were exploited by an industry that cared more about profits than an oath to “Do no harm”.
I would love to see those greedy SOBs dragged through the streets of the cities they’ve ruined!
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 280 Valley / Peak
In snow-white valley
winter’s bright sun reaches peak
-shadows sink to blue
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (11/18/19)
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 279 Nature / Nurture
Hidden by nature
the doe nurtures her young fawn
-Grouse begin to drum
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (11/11/19)