Parched No More

after the rain

Photo: Ofir Asif

 

Rare drops join

To overflow

Silt and mud

On the go

Desert lands

Scoured so

A stream bed

Parched no more.

 

For the Wits End photo challenge: Moving water

Dedicated to the potential for life that desert rains bring … and to the young souls who were lost in a flash flood earlier this year.

 

Bottle Dance

bottle dancing

Photo: Atara Katz

 

If you come atop such

Bottled up

Glass

Be sure to not

Pass

Such opportune

Moment

For an impromptu

Dance class.

 

For the Wits End Photo Challenge: Illusions

 

 

Big Brother

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

I will go, Big Brother

To the end of the earth

After you.

In spite of fear

I will try to repeat

All you do.

But I’ll still

Just in case

Reach for

And draw courage

From you.

 

 

For the Wits End Challenge: Childhood

 

Dolphin Travel

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

It is what you call home

Even as you go places

A way to settle in

Anywhere

In small spaces.

Come along

For the ride

Dolphin will be your

Guide.

 

 

For Wits End Photo Challenge: Transportation

 

Night Light

HongKong InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Dancing light on the water

A bright night in the bay

Turning shimmering rainbows

To melted ink on display.

 

For the Wits End Photo Challenge: Nightlife

 

Love is Love

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

They said they made an odd couple.

They said they shouldn’t hold hands.

They said if they stopped for reason,

They would understand.

They said they weren’t compatible.

They said it will never last.

They said a man with a woman

Clash with too much contrast.

They said it was doomed to fail

And should not be allowed.

But they loved one another,

And love should be proud.

 

 

For The Wits End Photo Challenge – Romance

 

Beginnings

small AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

A new shoot

Pushes forth.

A reminder

Of the tenuous

Exuberance

That turning

A new leaf

Holds.

 

 

For the Wits End Photo Challenge

 

History’s Layers

ledge AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

Layered rock

Cracks and rifts

Blackened hearths

Tribes adrift

Weight of time

Overhead

Stories told

But not dead.

 

For Wits End Photo Challenge

 

Peace Point

 


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Central Park, NYC (Photo: Na’ama Yehuda)

 

The more chaotic life becomes

With power hungers gaining ground,

The more determined then I am

To point the beauty that surrounds,

The heart and kindness that abound

And the true peace that won’t succumb.

 

 

For The Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge