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

Flavor for
Breakfast in another
Part of the town;

Is endless –
Menu is standard
And they sell lottery

With coffee,
Eggs and pancakes
Before the day begins;


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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…
Longer Strands = longer verse

IK 407 for December 2016 wp

IK 407
Photo Opportunity

As needed
The bird feeder
Brings expected and unexpected

getting to
a Broad Winged Hawk

who waited late morn for
a bite;
breakfast stayed huddled in their nests


Inspired by: create routines that soothe the soul

From: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: My Elfje; five line verse of 11 words and
line/syllable count; tau ku : 1/6, 2/2, 3/8 and or pi ku: 1/3, 2/1, 3/4
are my interpretations of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… &  Longer Strands = longer verse

Just Karma 123 (f14) for June 2016 wp

Just Karma 123
frog adventures 14
(a haibun)

the rains that had held off; descended
a quick hop around the block
for a breakfast at a local eatery

where a studious lad conversed
his ambitions to be educated and counseled
by the Navy – that made kaeru smile

the rest of the trip home; through some rain
was mostly uneventful – even with the car radio malfunctioning;
kaeru’s pad – standing still; the grass taller…
kaeru, looks in the
robin’s empty nest; the chicks
have hatched and are gone

kaeru = in Japanese means both frog and returning.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… &   Longer Strands = longer verse


Waffling Respect A haibun 1.14

Waffling Respect A haibun 1.14


Waffling Respect

Always having to be right – might just have a few drawbacks.
Or at least laughs behind your back. Surely you had to know
that we didn’t care that when you moved that you had to bring
with you everything you ever owned because you were so
attached to the memory and less open to making new ones.
And so you just had to move your waffle iron with you across
several states. Forgetting your mental health. Which we all
thought was debatable anyway…

And so it came to pass that all of us children visited at the same
time. And you could cook us breakfast. Waffles. But the batter
stuck. And while one suggested that spray butter – you refused.
Went into a tizzy thinking you prepared the batter wrong. A sad
song with so many mouths to feed. Then it came to pass that
someone else trundled through not hearing the others’ suggestion.
And without hesitation, sprayed the panel, which proved to be
the correct solution. The batter cooked and you shook, stunned.

After all who dared to tell you how to run your kitchen? Some of
the witnesses to this folly (I being one) had to snag another and
escape… our facial expressions would have given away our joy –
since you could not see yourself pout. Out we went, round the
house. To laugh until we cried. Like the Emperor who trod the
street in his best ‘see through treads’. You could not ‘bare witness’
to be corrected. So we erected our own memory.

ever wonder what
monumental moments are
savored behind you?


Note: Children will always see things differently than their parents.
And then some children become… parents.

11.10 …extreme… a 55 word haibun…

11.10 …frosted… a haibun

I walk to the end of the drive, inhaling cold air. No holes in my shoes, in a
warm coat this winter. Frosted by the daily news – I look for something good
to read with my breakfast. Thankful for the glass between myself and the

frosted glass
visible breath expelled
I look for warmth



Notes: The objective; Winter Feeling : haibun 55 words including haiku.

Two uses of the word ‘frost’:
frost(ed) verb: 13. to make angry
frost(ed) verb: 8. to cover with frost

issues : part 5

Issues (last part 5)

this weather
I whether, waffling
breakfast for dinner
or what to do about
the washer that wobbled
and leaked maybe just
because I forgot to adjust
the spin cycle correctly
and if I should bother to put
out the trash since the
collection trucks will most likely
have to wait for the city plow
to come through, again…