Territory

via Daily Prompt: Territory The fields halt at the very border of this winding road, sharp and deep as a razor’s cut or phone call late at night. The deer will let you come within some thirty yards all told before a flicker of a tail is prelude to their flight.   Concrete bunkers in…

Finding Light

via Daily Prompt: Purple A narrow valley, pines, firs, larches and sycamores jostling for space. The path is soft and springy, the bones of a thousand fallen leaves that make you feel connected with the earth. Somewhere above is a rocky outcrop on which slumps an old ruin. The forest is so dense and dark…

Accepting the awful

Acceptance Can you cherish the awful times? Sit quietly and go to that sad place, that hard time, when the way out seemed almost to difficult to bear. Maybe it was the end of a romance, or a day that turned sour with a sudden accident, a mugging, a fight. Maybe it was slower and less…

Not a Prayer

via Daily Prompt: Minimal I wrote a message In the hospital chapel It just said ‘Thank You’

Warmed Snow

via Daily Prompt: Immerse Cold atop the mountain, we walked down to the valley and felt the heat of the summer, saw the clear river running across polished stones and sand , we thought to swim in the buckled land   The meltwater burnt like fire, shards of ice seemed to tear our flesh you leapt out,…

Three Swarms in Kärnten

via Daily Prompt: Swarm Massed on the platform We are in Klagenfurt, the place I was born. We have gone to my fathers’ old work – a watchmakers store just outside the old city. In that very European fashion the building the store is a part of has a large central courtyard. Here we meet an elderly lady…