Clean kitchen table
with leftovers packed away
-Pictures on a phone
Images shared on Facebook
with those who could not be home
Red and green gumdrops
are part of the Christmas cheer
-beware those with mint!
Coarse silver whiskers
and brand new replacement teeth
mark so many years
While walking beside a frozen marsh,
The sunrise reveals the world awakened.
Found some small paw prints, left from the night,
Recorded movements left frozen this morn.
Sunrise reflection pink crystalline frost,
Remnants of cornstalks on harvested field.
Seeds missed by combine’s sharp threshing machine,
Food for the pheasants that feed in the night.
Smoke from the farmyard drifts upwards this morn
White bones of ash trees cut up after storms.
Clouds on horizon threaten tonight
Temperature falling blizzard in sight
Home to black coffee brewed early morn
Crisp smoky bacon, eggs fried in a pan.
Wheat toast and jelly sweeten the morn
Simple life in country, so happy I’m here.
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)
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!