These Are My Buds by Marea Needle

Me thinks it’s quite a reasonable endeavor to confer and regard in high esteem the friendship my buds of taste have given me.With multiple papillae they sort and switch where flavors go.Sweet tongue tip:Her Empirical Highness.There: Creme Brûlée and Mallomarshitch a ride.Globs of Redi-Whip and Tasty-Freezeare sure to please.Yes, my budding tastes concur.Just a few … Continue reading These Are My Buds by Marea Needle

A Non-Lyric and Unsung Ode to Her by Leslie Sittner

She was a college dean’s wife and mother of three sons. She faithfully and competently performed the requisite duties of both jobs. She was also frustrated and angry that she couldn’t fulfill her own ambitions. We don’t know specifically what they were because she never said. She was educated, skilled, creative. She was a creature … Continue reading A Non-Lyric and Unsung Ode to Her by Leslie Sittner

Ode To The Earthworm by Mary Perrin Scott

The earth is hallowed groundMuch movement penetratesthe hallowed groundThe invertebrate is named“earthworm”Clitellate is its classA tube within a tubeThe earthworm body hasring- like segments named annulSmall bristles cover its surfacehelping it move and burrowdeep within the earthleaving waste and tunnelsaerating the ground aroundThis simple invertebratesource of foodfor birds, rats and toadsSoil aeration its primary functiontransporting … Continue reading Ode To The Earthworm by Mary Perrin Scott

In Awe of the Whales by Linda Freedland

Clouds cover the tips of the mountainscutting them in half withtheir wide swatch of whitenessOthers dip down to meet the seacreating an ethereal misty effectThe waters dotted by small fishing boatsdesolate but beautiful in its desolationIsolated from the worldaccessible only by sea or skyNo billboards, no neon lightsJust moon, sun and starsThe only signs of … Continue reading In Awe of the Whales by Linda Freedland

My First Epic by Karen Davidson

Six-inches, flat as a pancake,Wonder Woman’s superhuman musculatureA gift from Greek deitiesStands tall on the windowsill byMy kitchen sink. The strength of Superman combinedWith femininity, beauty, and innocencePrincess of ThemysciraKnown undercover crime-fighterDiana Prince. American icon birthed ofClay October twenty-first 1941.To heal society’s illsWorld War II fighter to run outNazi evil. Woman doctor and scientistSociety’s fashion … Continue reading My First Epic by Karen Davidson

A Visit from Wonder Woman by Judyann Grant

Wonder Woman knocked on my doorI was busy sweeping the floor.“Put down your broom and talk to me”I’m busy now, can’t you see?“Chores can wait, there’s more to life”Chores can’t wait, they build up strife“The only strife is what you make”Running a house is no piece of cake“Take a moment, come here and sit”Housework won’t … Continue reading A Visit from Wonder Woman by Judyann Grant