Where Did I Lose My Name? #poetry #travel

new name

 

Somewhere between LAX, Charlotte  and Baltimore

I lost my identity

in the airplane engine’s intake

(or in the Starbuck’s line)

I was sucked in

spun about

spit out on a cup

what remains are three letters

that don’t belong to me

I finger them

striving for meaning

squinting for an answer

“L” always a sexy letter

that looks better curvy

saying “linger on my loops”

“I” is almost floating away

in a cloud of after thought

at 30,000 feet

“Z” a backwards s

the sound buzzes through your teeth

rather than hisses

and where am I?

Drowning in remembrance

attached to another name?

or talking in strange tones

after too much helium?

gather up your bags

whoever you are

there is  another leg to life’s journey

regardless of the name

wing

Ever had your name spelled wrong? Been called something else? How do you respond?

What Makes Your Day? #nablopomo #poetry #photography

 

Rising with the day

Reaching past the dawn

writing you haiku

with images I play

connected to the keys

sketchbook in one hand

the pictures of our lives

leaves in my coffee land

The WordPress Photo Challenge this week is “Habits.”  What habits are part of your day???

I guess since I just hit the 1300 post mark I will need to celebrate (with a cup of coffee)

Photography © images by L. Moon 2013

Here’s what some of my favorite photographers do:

 

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Flickr Comments
  2. Daglig promp: Før dottene sammen | brorsadu
  3. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit – Guy behind the Counter
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Stephen Chapman
  5. Friday photo challenge |
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | This, that and the other thing
  7. Habit (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | The Ambitious Drifter
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge :Habit | So where’s the snow?
  10. What is Real? | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habits | nancy merrill photography
  12. AN ORDINARY THING | SERENDIPITY
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | artishorseshit
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Lucid Gypsy
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | 365 Days of Thank You
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit – Joy and Woe
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit: Caged Smoker | Fika After Fifty Digital Photography and Art
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit: Cooking Lunch | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge – Habit | Chittle Chattle
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  22. The Way It Feels | Galen911
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | A mom’s blog
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge – Habit « LargeSelf
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habits | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  26. Just Snaps
  27. Habits | de Wets Wild
  28. weekly photo challenge:Habit | Relax4recovery
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Steve Says….
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge Habit : Sculptures at Meadowlark Gardens | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Wind Against Current
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge – Habit | Escape from Chaos

“Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning” #photography #poetry

peets

Early in the morning

the dawn and  I do rise

looking as the sun peeks

in my lover’s eyes

driving toward a new day

against a wakening sky

longing for that first cup

my keyboard, blog and I

This weeks wordpress photo challenge prompts us to photograph what we do as we start our day

time to write

see how others start their day:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning | Flickr Comments
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge – Good Morning | Chittle Chattle
  3. Weekly Photography Challenge: Good Morning « Minute Moments
  4. HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY, SON! | beyond toxicity
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge – Good Morning | Just Snaps
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | A Journey Called Life …
  8. Photoworld 4-10-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | Steve Says….
  10. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! – Roses at Park
  11. Good Morning! | Papaya Pieces
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | yarnwuseleien
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! Still Water…Smooth Sailing. | Cali Girl Says…
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | Around and About The Pacific Northwest
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | castelsarrasin
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  18. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! – Lotus, Red-wattled Lapwing, Peacock
  19. Good Morning (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  20. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! – Flowers and Bridge
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! « The World According to Me…
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! – RAINY OCTOBER MORNING | SERENDIPITY
  23. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! – Details of Flower & Butterfly
  24. A Morning Cuppa | The Urge To Wander
  25. Aquatic Protest of Powerlines in Rio Dulce | The Life NomadikThe Life Nomadik
  26. Cold mornings | trädgårdssurr
  27. Morning glory (and hibiscus) | follow your nose
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning | paintedwords
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! (and GO GATORS!) | Project Remnant Redo
  30. Good Morning is it? We’ll try again tomorrow. | Reinvention of Mama
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge – Good Morning! « LargeSelf
  32. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! – Duck, Lovers, Rose Garden
  33. This and That | The Cracked Lens
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | littlegirlstory
  36. Quintet | Warm memories from the heart of Mother Russia
  37. Good Morning … I think « Thoughts of a Lunatic
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning | mattvonp
  39. Breakfast of champions… | Life of a Fallen Angel
  40. WordPress weekly photo challenge: Good Morning! | Perfecting Motherhood
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  42. Buongiorno! | Neva Samaki
  43. Testing a new ski track | Village & Countryside Tourism
  44. Janwilk’s Weblog
  45. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: GOOD MORNING! | TANIA FUENTEZ MEDIA
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | Jasper Smits
  47. Rural Tourism in Russia: Gathering apples | Village & Countryside Tourism
  48. Good Morning False Bay! | Nature on the Edge
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge / B4 Retouch: Good Morning (Bonjour!) | What’s (in) the picture?
  51. “Good Morning!” | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | A mom’s blog
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! – Joy and Woe
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | belgradestreets
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | What Is It?!?
  56. :: WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning | Belo Horizonte daily photo
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! « Sasieology
  58. “Good Morning!!!” | ilargia64
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | Cyan Skies
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning | 2812 photography
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | Ese’ s Voice
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning | At least we made it this far…
  63. weekly photo challenge – good morning! | myguiltypleasures
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | Jake Kuyser
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning | The Ambitious Drifter
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge – Good Morning! | Endless Skys
  68. Morning (seen on the way to the bus stop) Weekly photo challenge | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | That Time In
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! | The Human Rights Warrior
  71. Good morning! | de Wets Wild
  72. Good morning! Again! | de Wets Wild
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning | MixerUpper.com
  74. Breakfast in Paris | Thirdeyemom

My First Cup #coffee #haiku

hot coffee

Inhale in the morn

aroma wakens senses

stirs me in a trance

***

stirs me in a trance

steamy liquid taunting me

warmth between my lips

***

Warmth between my lips

the welcome kiss of my days

longing for more

Carpe Diem has a wonderful prompt “Coffee” and so I willingly join in. Kristjaan has a wonderful place where people join in and share their haiku.

Have a cup of haiku hot java

Photography “Java” L. Moon 2013 copyright

Read This in the Morning #poetry

Read this in the morning

as you push away my hair

my eyes are not yet open

fingers gently care

****

Read this in the morning

as you pull away at dawn

the coffee’s set and brewing

the haze is not yet gone

****

Read this in the morning

as you steady climb the hill

traffic keeps your focus

leaving me against your will

***

Read this in the morning

as you slide into your seat

your love is softly dreaming

our lips in them will meet

****

Read this in the morning

smile at my picture there

our love like a flower blooming

life together gladly shared

Have a Cup on Me part 3 #halloween #shortstory #microfiction

“We won’t have any women in our town soon” the police chief yelled as he “lost it” the next morning.

“This guy isn’t consistent. He strangles some and poisons others.”

“Maybe we have a tag along murderer.” The homicide detective conjectured.

“What?”

“Maybe this is two murderers not one.”

“We can’t handle two murderers! This town is too small.”

“Maybe we should evacuate all females from the town.”

The homicide detective thought “these guys are so small town…”

****

The flirty guy went into the coffee shop and started making time with the barista. “Come out with me tonight baby.”

“Sorry, I don’t think my football player, boyfriend would approve.” The barista smiled coldly.

“Then don’t tell him.”

She turned and walked away without giving him his order, but she did get his name and phoned the police. They were too late but they had a name.

“I’ll take you home tonight, I saw how that creep looked at you today.”

“That’s so sweet of you but…”

“No arguments.”

“Well, ok.” The barista had to admit she liked the attention.

****

“All the victims reported this morning were strangled,sir.” The detective from metro scratched his head in confusion.

***

The barista giggled as she looked her co-worker in the eye at work.

****

It seemed like a seesaw or a competition to the police force. The tally was: ten poisoned twelve strangled. The next day” fifteen were poisoned fifteen were strangled. The police could never pin anything on the guy who liked to take women out.

***

“Coffee’s probably the safest thing on Halloween” the sultry lady said to her date.

“Yeh baby let’s put something in that coffee.” The barista rolled her eyes as she noticed the guy’s over- powering cologne.

The coffee shop was open late; even with the threat, it seemed people wanted to drink coffee rather than go home.

The barista left before closing; her manager insisted.

She made dinner for herself and her friend.

***

“The final tally after Halloween is 20 poisoned ladies and 30 strangulations.”

“No women were poisoned on Halloween” the police chief smirked. “Why?”

“Maybe the person was caught, sick, or busy.” the homicide detective  chimed up.

****

He came in the next morning. Mr “I can have any woman I want.” The barista leaned over. “Hey baby you want a date?” ” Yeh baby sure any time. ” “Well I tell ya what lemme make up a special brew for you and we can talk about it hmmm tomorrow.” The barista made a Venti with a little bit of “everything” in it.

Later that afternoon, the police found the man. They knew it was him by positive identification of the vehicle. He was dead. Had he committed suicide? The autopsy report showed the same poison that the women had been killed with.

The barista stopped to say “goodbye” to her manager and her workers. “Yeh I think I’ll feel safer back in the big city.”

“But the papers say they caught the guy.”

“I’d hate to find out that they only caught one of them” the barista said with a wink to no one in particular.

A pretty woman waved to the man painting a new city limits sign. She noted the population: 1951.

****

Happy Halloween to all of you hopefully you have a safe eve. Remember to have a latte – on me!