Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Poem – Synchronocity – “Beach Day” #amwriting #flashfiction #poetry

Thanks to Roger Shipp for hosting FFftPP.


Credit: Roger Shipp


Sand beach, I bury my toes,

Sand squishes between them, I sigh;



Blue sky so clear, clouds like cotton, 

 Feel at home, reading trashy book;



Hearing waves crashing in and out, 

Aroma of salt, sea; sun streams;



Scents of cocoanut and aloe 

SPF 100 or I’ll burn quick;

Smoothed in. 


Floppy hat and Marilyn swim suit, 

Magazines read while the dog splashes;



Blanket soft with a bit of sand,

Jackie.O sunglasses worn; 



Wet dog shaking everywhere, 

Angry crab in dogs mouth shook;



Calm, tranquility; wading in, 

Ocean’s rhythm soothes, stops thinking;



 Sky fading purple; ocean green —

Dark and ominous, storm coming;



Rain starts to fall, cold and loud, 

Taking umbrella down, packing;

Forced home. 


Perfect beach moment gone for now, 

Sitting in the cabin, storm roars;

Rain pours. 


Sleeping in silken covers, dog stretching,  

She’s bathed, we’re napping, resting time; 



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November Notes: Poem – Day 23 – Tankas – ” Never Us”

Today’s song prompt is “You Are a Memory” by Message to Bear.


“You Are a Memory” – Message to Bear




Our pictures scattered,

Cross the ground, snowflakes —

Gathering, wetting,

Our times together lost in,

Snow, packing higher, hiding.


Tired of calling, this

Is the last time I’m telling —

You, put my name on,

Your list of significance,

So daft –never mind, too late.


Today I quit you,

Today I saw through you and —

Snow piled up on–

Pictures meaning nothing much,

Goodbye, you’re just glass; I’m steel.


Walking beneath trees,

Nature inviting me back in,

Your frosty winter —

Gone when spring comes with daisies,

Buttercups, roses, grass.


Met you one last time,

Found our pictures decaying,

You looked beneath, saw —

The blue and it was stunning,

But it was never us, thank God.


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November Notes: Poem -Day 13 – Etherees Cascading – “I Don’t Understand” #poetry #novembernotes #amwriting #writing #music

Today’s song prompt is called “Shell Suite” by Chad Valley.


“Shell Suite” – Chad Valley




Signs written on the walls, handwriting no —

One reads such a language anymore.

But you saw the signs, the moment —

Words in my head untangled. 

I don’t understood us, 

Myself, in this mess. 

My feelings confused, 

Time was short. 

Now we’re —




Are so, 

Clear to you, 

I don’t need some —

Gifted seers dream.

Echoes in my head rhyme, 

Tapping my foot along in —

Rapid time, and I wonder where —

My search will begin, if I find us? 

Quarter past, rustle up — we fit or we don’t. 


Somehow I’m the one in control, I choose, 

I decide; I want to just go with —

The flow, not worry, not decide;

But at least I have my say. 

Yet life works out your way. 

Grand design heart beats, 

Perplexed by these —

Sounds, friends, foes, 






Not, writing —

So vivid and —

So crystal clear I, 

Felt resilience in, 

My chest; down to the beach, 

Our getaway, but rhythms ting. 

They keep echoing, it’s exhausting, 

Figuring out your charms, while packing for the sun. 


You’re packing; feel the heart attack we live, 

A life I want not, I’m looking for the shore. 

For a place to get of off the flooding —

Boat before it carries me down. 

Where are you, where’d you go? 

Writings on the wall, 

Said it all well, 

They’re erased. 

You’re gone, 



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