The little things that make me smile . . .

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Praying Mantis, praying–perhaps?

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Jernee: she finally let me brush her hair so that I could take a decent picture of her.

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Oh, dear . . . a deer.

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My copy of Kristin Garth’s latest book of sonnets.

Sometimes, all I need are the small reminders in life to let me know I’m still living and grateful to be alive. Sometimes . . . this is what I love most about living–the little things.

no one like her

Lune #25 of 25

JerneeStareLook
Jernee: Staring back at me.

there’s no one like her
my sweet girl
my sunrise–sunset


*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.

This is Lune #25 of this project and I am happy that each of you came along for the ride. Thank you for reading.

the color of beauty

Lune #24 of 25

Pinkflower
beauty: Photo by Tremaine L. Loadholt

color of beauty
God’s great work
breathing in flowers


*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 two days, except Saturdays and Sundays, I will share a lune with each of you. This is Lune #24 of this project.

An Update on Caison

Getting Better

Micropoetry

Caison looking up at me as I whistled along with “The Wheels on the Bus” while it played on his tablet.

pressing my face against his,
breathing in his scent,
loving every moment of
his smile —
holding on.
holding on.
holding on.
never letting go.


Author’s Note: Caison is doing much better — still having a few issues with his breathing, but bit by bit, he’s on his way to being back to his playful, silly, and sweet self. Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and positive energy. Originally published via Medium.