Shy Garden Friend (4.24)

Just Karma 250 Elfje series
Shy Garden Friend

Warm
Enough for
The garden snake
To cross the yard –
Twice

Could
Have been
Two different garden
Crawlers; one by the
Woodstack

The
Other by
The gully’s ivy;
Perhaps t’was the same
Snake?

©JP/dh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbon_snake
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_garter_snake

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(g) Going West over The Ohio (4.22)

Just Karma 249 Elfje series
Going West over The Ohio

How
Many times
Can one cross
State lines and one
River?

Over
The Ohio
River by rental
Car and air, several
Times

Too
Many times
To get from point
‘A’ to ‘B’ – finally
home…

©JP/dh


The Ohio River flows through or borders six states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

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248 (g) CR/ 247 (g) Holy Holes and Adoration of Ashes? (4.22) 17 Elfje series plus

Just Karma 248 Elfje series plus
Holy Holes and Adoration of Ashes?

Navels
More than
Just an orange
For energy or even
Contemplation

Once
I read
A model had
Hers surgically removed…for
Vanity?

Links
Navels from
Mother to babe
Centers of life blood
Flows

I’ve
Been to
Maui – I saw
Different kinds of hard
Lava

Pahoehoe
Is sharp
A’a is smooth
We did not see
‘Lava’

Not
All ash
Is the same…
‘Wildcat Scattering’…she did
That…

To
My father
At his request –
In the Gulf he
Went…

An
Uncle left
His body to
Science – his ashes were
Returned

(…what tradition will I follow?)

©JP/dh

Other Carrot Ranch 99 word pieces

April 20: Flash Fiction Challenge

April 20, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a navel story. It can include a belly-button, feature an omphalos (geological or cultural), or extend to navel-gazing (used in meditation or to describe excessive self-contemplation). Go where this oddity leads you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_position
https://www.infinitebeads.net/blogs/infinite-blog/the-spiritual-symbolism-of-the-lotus-flower
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asana
https://www.mauihawaii.org/sights/last-lava-laperouse/
Lava Types: Pahoehoe and Aa. Lavas, particularly basaltic ones, come in two primary types: pahoehoe (pronounced ‘paw-hoey-hoey”) and aa (pronounced “ah-ah”). Both names, like a number of volcanological terms, are of Hawaiian origin. A third type, pillow lava, forms during submarine eruptions. ((pahoehoe (pa-hoy-hoy) and a’a (ah ah).)

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247 (g) The Return (4.21)

Just Karma 247 Elfje series
The Return

Do
Your job
Well – and you
Get to go home
Early.

Scramble
For reservations –
A change of
Plans brought us home
Today

The
Ohio River
Is replaced by
My backyard creek – once
Again…

©JP/dh

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246 (g) Another Local Treasure (4.20)

Just Karma 246 Elfje series
Another Local Treasure

The
Pharmacy is
A drug store
Selling odds and
Ends with a seamstress
Too.

More
Gifty things
No postcards, though.
And no laundry soap
Either

Guess
The store
Does just what
Neighbors want and visitors
Need

©JP/dh

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245 (g) 4 am ’til 11 pm su-th. 24 hrs fri & sat (4.19)

Just Karma 245 Elfje series
4 am ’til 11 pm su-th. 24 hrs fri & sat

Local
Flavor for
Breakfast in another
Part of the town;
Diner

Coffee
Is endless –
Menu is standard
And they sell lottery
Tickets

Politics
With coffee,
Eggs and pancakes
Before the day begins;
Locals

©JP/dh

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244 (g) Pushing It (4.18)

Just Karma 244 Elfje series
Pushing It

Bardge
Pushed On
The Ohio River
Looking from The Kentucky
Side

Pleasant
View amid
Afternoon rain drops
After a long traveling
Day…

Morning
More barges
One each way
One busy River – the
Ohio

©JP/dh

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