Owl at the Pond

Owl at the pond

big as my small dog

puffs out feathers

wets face

always looking around

It sees me in kitchen

watching as it goes

deeper into the water

shaking feathers

tipping

flipping

water on its back

breast deep now

looking around

repeats face wash again

and again

wings spread

then gone

Owl at the Pond

Facebook Love

Facebook knows more about me

than I know about myself

it wants to embrace me

within its algorithms

show me my next vacation

what I should buy

based on my last search

who my friends really are

in a bombardment

of information and disinformation

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dVerse quadrille prompt using the word embrace

honing down on my love/hate relationship with Facebook

Facebook Love

Into This Life

Bad dreams

Wake the sleep

Are anything other than

Bad experience or

Sickness

Gone away or

that sadness and

A suicidal melancholy

How ridiculous to believe

That no one loves your

truth?

It’s all that we have

How did I ever forget the

Beauty of life

I was so asleep!

We are all in a bad dream

You’ll say, I can’t believe

You can believe in

yourself

Sit

back and laugh at

temporary circumstance

One day you will look

Far deeper into this life
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NaPoWriMo prompt using a Rumi poem

Into This Life