Thoughts on chicken

The haiku: in limbo, not the Catholic place, the dance

What comes first the chicken or the egg? The Rooster, est this minute and never dyuing (spelling error is intentional)

-Anonymous

Writing Prompts 03.24.18

41. What You Don’t Know: Write about a secret you’ve kept from someone else or how you feel when you know someone is keeping a secret from you.

42. Warehouse: Write about being inside an old abandoned warehouse.

43. The Sound of Silence: Write about staying quiet when you feel like shouting.

SXSW

Beautiful women, exotic, you’re voluptuous with life
From all over the world – Asian, European, Latina, and some of obvious wealth
Seductive faces and eyes of all colors – brown, blue, hazel, green
With makeup to enhance arousal to lure men they encounter, with interest, and amazement of such beauty and sexual lust
Breast of all forms, large, some firm as if chiseled from stone, while others just perfect and soft
With resistible legs that are long, sleek temptatious or my favorite – stout, athletic, and dark
That make your mouth water to be able to caress
Welcome to Austin, my international vixens of South X Southwest

By Thomas Marino

Writing Prompts 03.17.18

38. Fire-starters: Write about building a fire.

39. Coffee & Tea: Surely you drink one or the other or know someone who does- write about it!

40. Car Keys: Write about someone getting their driver’s license for the first time.

War + Peace (Response to Writing Prompts 03.10.18)

The war of words – papagandah
The meaning of those words – mother goose
Struggle to indemnify the costly belligerents
Mine is bigger than yours
And the band plays on
Stop the world I want to get off
Recent: the toupee vs. China’s lap dog or NK.
A mistake of subsequent demise. who’ll come on top of the roulette wheel to be seen on the market

By Bob

SERE(BRAL)

Tuber
Fruit

Capable
Kind

Sober
Lichen

Contextual
Cline

Eschewed
Remote

Unbecoming
Cloche

Estuary
Phenotype

Ghastly
Broach

Binding
Weathered

Mawkish
Gauche

Tuber
Droste

Gestalt
Droste

Explanation – The brain (or mind and its conscience by-product) is like a plant (or a field of plants), branching, budding, capable of infinite thoughts, deviations, and mutations. Either way, they are generally expressed in terms of words, phrases, and entendres. From there, logic meets illogic, rational…irrational. And it is all contained in one space, enclosed. That can be debilitating. The effect being awful, or distasteful even. Scary. Hence, gestalt and droste. We are none of us exempt. When we take the time to review the underlying, we are apt to find the more. Imagery. Allusion.

By Stephen Newell

how you harness courage

How you harness courage, bridled not by fear,
embodies what we ought to
when reservation’s near.

How you harness courage, amidst uncertainty,
leaves impotent life’s shackles
that otherwise’d not be.

How you harness courage, the like few dare to wield,
forges fervent wonder
in those inclined to yield.

How you harness courage, ne’er grappling to keep hold,
attracts a band of others
who long to be as bold.

How you harness courage, abreast of life’s design,
restores the faith of others
who once resolved resign.

How you harness courage, heroic talent taught—
or is it merely human—
something that we ought?

How you harness courage, never will it show—
humbles those who fumble,
fumbles those who know.

How you harness courage, albeit somewhat unknown,
bears the likeness of a life
where seeds have best been sown.

How you harness courage, not at all by strife,
evokes the highest standards
at which to live one’s life.

By Stephen Newell

al tres

al tres

god
had no shame
revealing
by design

just a moment
a shared space
such peace
divine

t’is not religion
t’is salvation
a gesture
instead

renewing
imbuing
wholly
fed

parody still
ironic, yes
a great reveal
whither
the rest

By Stephen Newell