Sometimes I hear his snort

smell his fart

drop a food morsel

on the floor

expecting him to come

and find it

he stopped on his own

pulmonary embolism

cremation ashes return

Irreplaceable pet


NaPoWriMo prompt on a pet. Deuce was irreplaceable.


What the Apple Said

What the apple said

in a crisp voice,

‘Take your hands off me!

If you eat me

you will die.”

(It was not

an ordinary death

rather one of no life

with the creator.)

“They ate me anyway.”



NaPoWriMo prompt on point of view from a person or object



What the Apple Said

Meanwhile in Jerusalem

Two miles away in Jerusalem

the priests & Pharisees

heard about Lazarus

& wanted council

for surely this man

does many signs

& the people

were believing he is the one

& Rome will take away our authority

& our nation

Caiphais the high priest said—

it is better that one man die

than a whole nation & so it was

prophecy that Jesus would die

& they plotted to kill him

Meanwhile in Jerusalem

Lazarus in the Tomb

Lazarus was dead & lying in a tomb

friend of Jesus

brother of Martha & Mary

who had sent word to Jesus

Come quickly my brother is sick

Days later Martha met Jesus on the road

as He was approaching Bethany

If only you had come sooner

my brother would be alive!

Mary came to Jesus & fell at His feet

If You had been here

my brother would be alive!

& she wept & Jesus wept

& the people wept

as they went to the tomb

Lazarus in the Tomb

Walking Towards Jerusalem

When Jesus was walking

perhaps he was thinking

of Isaiah 55:12—

You will go out in joy and be led

forth in peace; the mountains

and hills will burst forth into song

before you, and all the trees

of the field will clap their hands.

While walking

James and John asked Jesus

to do something for them

which was to sit one on the right

the other on the left

when Jesus reaches His glory

(they still were thinking

the kingdom of David

would be restored)

Jesus said

You don’t know what you ask

for you are asking something

that I cannot give

The other disciples were angry

(remember how they had argued

about who would be

greatest among them)

so Jesus called them together

& told them whoever desires

to be great among them

shall be your servent &

whoever wants

to be #1

shall be slave of all

for even He came to serve

& give His life as ransom

for many

Walking Towards Jerusalem

On the Way to Jerusalem

When it was time to travel again
a rich man came to Jesus
& wanted to know what he could do
to have eternal life—
sell everything
give it to the poor &
come with me
Jesus said
but the man was very rich & could not
so he went on his way
& Jesus led the way towards Jerusalem
with the disciples being amazed
as well as afraid
so He took them aside
to tell them again what would happen—
how he would be betrayed
condemned mocked scourged
spit on & killed
on the third day He would rise again

On the Way to Jerusalem