My dad is in the hospital again, so I’m staying with my disabled mom. Nothing too serious but as always, complicated by dehydration. A sharp contrast to the weeks of drenching rain outside.
I have one more garden haiku to share while I take a few days away from the blog.
compliments of pixabay since I’m not in the habit of photographing slugs!
slimy slinky slugs
gather in soppy gardens
to feast on fresh greens
Yes, my garden is inundated with slugs!
I’ll be back soon. Thanks for the visit. ❤
blushing beneath the sun’s tongue
pink folds unfurling
white linens windblown
a dancer’s petals whirling
in joyous spirit
spring rain surrenders
May’s roses lift fair faces
to sunlight’s warm breath
roses stitched on wine and jade
decked in frippery and frills
perform for the sun
fuzzy chubby bee
revel in your golden wreath
sated with summer
Thank you for visiting my garden. ❤
I hope you’re doing well.
image from indiatimes.com
“Climate change.” My elderly father taps the newspaper. “What do they think? That we can just close down businesses? Give up our cars? Stop eating hamburgers? No one’s going to go along with that.”
I don’t respond, our perspectives so far apart, words can’t bridge the chasm.
“And why should I care?” he asks the paper. “I’m not going to be around when it all goes to hell.”
My grandson plays in front of the television, watching superhero cartoons. His great grandfather flicks the remote. The child stills, silent, stares. Silhouettes of kangaroos leap across the burning sky, a world on fire.
Lament your future
As we grant with apathy
A burned legacy
God bless the little children
We bequeath a blazing world
Note: Apologies to my father for the portrayal. This is so NOT him.
I can’t get the photos of Australia’s fires out of my head.
Turn off the laptop
The world waits beyond your screen
Honor life’s sweet flow
Last summer I wrote a post encouraging blogging breaks
(The Benefits of a Blogging Break).
I made a deal with myself that I’d take a week off every 3 months to relax, go outside, and reconnect with friends and family. Well… the last one was 6 months ago. Oops.
Deadlines are looming on the next two books, and it’s time for a little elbow grease! I’ll be offline for a week or so getting ahead of schedules, enjoying a little reading and a lot of sunshine (I hope).
Have a wonderful week. 🙂