Good Enough

PHOTO PROMPT © J.S. Brand

 

“Do you really think you can do it?”

I nodded into my coffee but my heart fluttered an I-don’t-know.

“You’ll ruin the whole thing.” Stacey stuffed the last bite of bagel in her mouth and grabbed her bag, leaving me the clean up. How symbolic.

I rinsed the pot and the grounds swirled like time into the sink.

My eyes gazed out the window. We hadn’t touched Dad’s stuff. The almost-finished totem. His tools.

“You’re good at this,” he’d once said.

His praise had sustained me, but was I good enough to complete the carving that now he never would?

 

For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

 

Blue Ghost

Blue ghost SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

A blue ghost

Found its way

To the front

Of this porch.

‘Fraid of heights

It clings tight

To the spout

And flower pots.

 

 

For One Word Sunday Challenge: Blue

 

 

Mighty Minion

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epstein

 

If your party is pure happy

And your Mama’s talents

Flow,

There is nothing like a minion

To give your day a mighty

Go.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Birthday

 

Keen Aubergine!

UberAubergine YaelYehuda

Photo: Yael Yehuda

 

There’s no mistaking

Intelligence

In this aubergine

If only for how

Its spectacles

Intervene

In order to prevent it

From becoming

Cuisine.

 

 

For Kammie’s Oddball Challenge

 

 

Museum Muse

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Where the muse

Fills the senses

‘Afore first step

Indoors,

The gestalt

Inferences

To avow

Art’s in store.

 

 

For the One Word Sunday Challenge: Muse

 

 

 

Stories We Tell

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

And the stories that we tell

To small ones under

Good tales’ spell

Become the fabric

That unveils

The yarns they’ll spin

Or might dispel.

 

For the SYW-Revisited Challenge

 

 

Stand Out View

Berlin2 InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Pink, greens, purple and some blues

Siamese white and yellow, too

A bike that somehow rose and flew

Graffiti that some hoodlums drew:

This building will stand out to you!

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

 

Meet the Beat

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 

The new piece unfolded in his head during the long flight. The chords danced to the beat of the flickering red light on the airplane’s wing and the turbulence lent base to the melody. It was perfect. He’d have written the notes right there and then had it not been for his propensity to motion sickness. Staring out the window was the only remedy. Sometimes the best inspiration.

“Let it go, let it go!” his daughter’s singing in her room welcomed him home.

And the nascent harmonies obeyed, dispersed, let gone.

 

For The Friday Fictioneers June 29 2018 Challenge

Story Buds

budding NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Fledgling stories

Flap immature wings

In my mind,

Inchoate plots

I don’t yet

Understand.

They unfurl

Like the leaves

From a still tight closed bud –

A surprise

For the growth

That awaited

Inside.

 

 

For The Daily Post

Meandering

horse shoe stream Shiloh AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

When life turns back onto itself

When flow seems stalled

Or slogs to mud

Hope still remains

A promise curled in gathered clouds

For though they hide the current sun

They still meander

Toward a future

Of fertile streams

To guard.

 

 

For The Daily Post