the little monster

Lune #2 of 25

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Jernee: the little monster Photo by Tremaine L. Loadholt

 

the feigned innocence
she displays
will never fool me


*A lune (rhymes with moon) is a very short poem. It has only three lines. It is similar to a haiku. A haiku has three lines, and it follows a 5/7/5 syllable pattern. The lune’s syllable pattern is 5/3/5. Since the middle line is limited to three syllables, it is often the shortest line of the three. This makes a lune curve a bit like a crescent moon.

For the next twenty-five days, except Saturdays and Sundays, I will share a lune with each of you. This is Lune#2 of this project.

delighted

Jernee, sitting on my chair like — well, as if she owns it.

delighted

micropoetry

double-trouble
team two,
my favorite girls.

four-legged creatures
two big hearts
intense love

everlasting joy
their presence
makes me feel alive

 
Nala is fourteen years old now. She’s visiting and will be going home soon. Jernee still clings to her as if the world sits atop her head.

*Author’s Note: As Nala ages, I find myself wondering what will become of Jernee when her best friend/cousin has no more strength to fall for her shenanigans. I love to watch the two of them interact with each other. There is this silent code that I am not privy to and will never know. I am amazed that they seem to have secrets from me.

Originally published via Medium.

A Christmas Jernee

Jernee, the Little Monster on Christmas day.
Jernee, sitting by our tree, silently attempting to coerce me to open the bag of Greenies.

I trust that each of you, if you celebrate it, enjoyed the Christmas holiday as much as you possibly can. The love of my life and I definitely enjoyed our day full of rest, good company, relaxation, and an awesome dinner too. I am grateful to have had the day to reflect and not do much of anything.

Here’s hoping the weekend ahead will be a lovely one for all of you.

Peace and blessings.

The Simple Things #11

Every Saturday, I will share three things that I believe to be the simple things in life, yet things that make me extremely happy. I invite you to do the same.

Jernee, in her sweater, out for a morning walk.

1. weekend guests
2. breakfast foods
3. Watchmen, the HBO series


Now, it’s your turn! Share with me (in the comments), three simple things in life that make you happy. Please reblog, share this post, and give others a smile and a little bit of love. If you reblog the post, please ping or tag my blog and use the words Simple Things” and “Happy” as your blog entry tags.

Are you ready, folks? Can we keep the love flowing by sharing the simple things that make us happy? This is our The Simple Things Share Post #11. Have fun and let the happiness begin!