Short Shots

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: House Of Ten Thousand Exotic Rooms
An assortment of haiku and tanka poems.

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1/ Thoughtlessness

Submitted: June 26, 2020

1/ Thoughtlessness   Blasted by your words! Did you even consider the damage you caused?     &... Read Chapter

2/ Waste

Submitted: June 26, 2020

2/ Waste.   Rubbish! Garbage! Trash! Mountainous on either side, home is found at last.     &n... Read Chapter

3/ Red

Submitted: June 27, 2020

3/ Red   Passion and anger! It’s always seemed strange how they share the same color.     Th... Read Chapter

Polar Bear

Submitted: June 27, 2020

4/ Polar Bear   Made for permafrost; coat of white, like snow, like ice. Regal polar bear!     ... Read Chapter

5/ Breathe

Submitted: June 28, 2020

5/ Breathe   I’ll inhale your breath. Sweetness deep inside my lungs or toxic venom?     Bre... Read Chapter

6/ Boots

Submitted: June 28, 2020

6/ Boots     Boots of old leather. Did they walk this beach? Tread sand? Or walk the ocean?   ... Read Chapter

7. Road Trip

Submitted: June 28, 2020

7/ Road Trip   Familiar sights; we’ve been down this road before. This time, let’s turn left!   &nb... Read Chapter

8/ Sketching

Submitted: June 30, 2020

8/ Sketching   With pencil, charcoal or pastels, masterful strokes bring a scene to life.     ... Read Chapter

9/ Pandemic

Submitted: July 02, 2020

9/ Pandemic   Germs on the war-path, locating victims to infect - a world-wide danger.     &nb... Read Chapter

10/ Odds Even

Submitted: July 03, 2020

10/ Odds Even   Two outcomes, one choice; it spins, twirls, upwards... then down. Which side will it be?   ... Read Chapter

11/ Fireworks

Submitted: July 05, 2020

11/ Fireworks   A sizzle, a bang, a rainbow lighting the dark. Gone in a moment.     Gathering... Read Chapter

12/ Acerb

Submitted: July 07, 2020

12/ Acerb   The bitterest taste, sharp, sourly astringent. Acerbic tongue.     A smart mouth h... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 08, 2020

Enough   Strange how some never have enough of anything. Always wanting more.     Stop! You’... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 09, 2020

Fly   I want to leap, soar above the ground, touch the clouds. I need to fly high!     I’ll ... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 10, 2020

Library   In the library; that’s where you’ll find me tonight - looking to get lost.     T... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 11, 2020

Timid   Timid by nature, shunning the limelight, wary. Don’t look towards me.     Is timid t... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 12, 2020

Forever   An eternity! That’s forever and a day - an endless future.     I don’t like to t... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2020

Venal   They’re mercenary - unprincipled, cheaply bought in these venal days.     Corruption... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 15, 2020

Oblivion   Oblivion waits yet still I hesitate to take that forward step.   A certain allure - noth... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 16, 2020

Midnight   The time when the moon reaches high up in the sky - that’s the midnight hour!     ... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 17, 2020

Paralyzed   For just one moment I become paralyzed. Struck motionless by fear.     Unable to g... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 18, 2020

Literacy   Something integral, that defines my whole life, is literacy.     To be unable t... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 20, 2020

Movement   Movement to music - from a gentle sway to a frenetic dance.     It is rarely still ... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 21, 2020

Courage   Some days take so much courage, simply to face them eyes open, head on.     Courage.... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 23, 2020

Trunk   Trunk of elephant, grey and wrinkled; sucking up water to drench you.     Made of soli... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 28, 2020

Recommend   A lot can be told when you recommend a book for a friend to read.     Will you pas... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 29, 2020

Build   I’m going building, brick upon brick until tall - my very own wall.     Ripping fant... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 01, 2020

Upstairs   It’s dark, shadowy; an odd sense of threat, menace, waits for me upstairs.     Ni... Read Chapter

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