Cold Edge

cold AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

At the fringe of the habitable

Where the ice kisses sky,

And the black rock remembers

Lava’s wrath, ashes’ sigh,

The cold wraps hands around hearts

To reach deep and warmth pry.

 

 

For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Fringe (34 words)

 

Guarded

guarded NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Sentinels

Set in stone

Guard gates of

This temple zone.

Come to leave

You must pass

By these guards

From the past,

Who protect it

Perhaps

From time’s

Inevitable collapse.

 

 

For the Lens-Artists Challenge: Doors and doorways

 

Pensive Park

before i die PhilipCoons

Photo: Philip Coons

 

In a park, on a lawn,  by a

Trail

This board aimless wander

Curtails,

And the question it

Raises

Brings along varied

Phrases.

What would your heart

Assign

If you saw such a

Sign?

 

 

For Kammie’s Oddball Challenge

 

Rapids

Flowing AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi RozenZvi

 

And the waters

Rushed

Over slicked rocks

Into ravines.

Deafening the song

Of birds,

And burbling of

Fish,

Into thunder

Mist

As the bamboo

Creaked.

 

 

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Flowing water

And d’Verse Open Link Night: #232

 

 

Berry Byway

Blackberry way AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

Bravely walk the briar byways

Brushed to either side by burrs

Each step bordered by the brambles

That await the birth of berries

And bar the fruit from brazen strays.

 

 

For the Which Way Photo Challenge

 

Mountain Charm

Photo: Priscilla du Preez via Unsplash

 

They did not need a rink when the lake made one for them. They did not have a coach but their skates learned to guide them. They were one with the ice as the pucks flew around them. They played in the cold while the old mountain charmed them.

 

For Three Line Tales: #146

Relative Safety

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 

“Should be safe to rest here,” Ron lowered Percy’s carrier. The straps left red gouges on his shoulders. The boy was too big to be carried but we had to leave the wheelchair behind.

Ron rolled his neck, glanced at the underpass’s puddle, and reached for the tablets. “I’ll purify some water.”

“Will they find us, Mama?” Percy put words to my heartache. He’d endured silently through miles of jarring terrain.

“We’ve been careful,” I looked into his worried eyes as I massaged the contracted limbs. “Also, new laws or not, we won’t let you be taken by Leave-Only-Abled-Children raids.”

 

 

For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

Three’s Company

desert trio flower OsnatHalperinBarlev

Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev

 

Amid pebbles and sand

Atop tenacious pale greens

Three mouths unseal

In communal reveal

To welcome

Potential

Under an

Arid sun.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trio

 

 

This Little Light

Light SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

This little light

That shines

This little light

So fine

This little hand

Aglow:

May your wonder

In wonder

Grow.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lights

 

Purple Bunch

Purple bunch NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

On a fence

In the city

Under balconies

To the sky,

Climbs a purple

Bunch of

Pretty,

A tangled riot

Reaching high.

 

 

For Deb’s One Word Sunday: Purple