The Un-prompt

Don’t push me — no prodding or pummeling.
Don’t try to persuade with your pleasant propaganda. Don’t pursue ME.
Your point is well-taken. Perhaps one day, it’ll be compelling propelling;
I’ll put the pedal to the metal. But if you pick Pick PICK at me much longer,
I’ll punch you in the eye. Your prompt will become an UN-PROMPT.
Psychological pitter-patter, putter mutter, mumbo jumbo —
I DON’T LIKE BEING PUSHED.

The Authentic …

Moggy’s a dinkum, fine upstanding cat;
Purloins my steak fast [the drop of a hat].
Cats howling at night, a feline chin-wag —
My cat [my moggy] pursue the ball, “TAG!”
To be a dinkum goes against the grain;
Being an “original” can be a strain.
Dinkum Moggy studies the night’s shadow.
Purloining the nuance made her mellow.
This cat, a rare dinkum, slept in my lap,
While running through the woods, Moggy’s dream map.

Keeping the Home Fires Burning

EKG Wavelength
Sinus Rhythm Heartbeat
Electricity —
The Mockingbird chased the Crow.
KEEP AWAY FROM MY NEST!

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(I saw something, about a week ago. I’ve recreated what I saw, in Sijo [Korean Verse], and a Haiku [Japanese Verse]. Now, I’m going to try – TANKA. It was just THAT NEAT of a sighting for me!:) )