Weekly Acrostic

Once again High Calibre Poetry chose my acrostic as the WEEKLY winner. Thank you so much! This was the only poem I worked on the past week. One would think with the girls back in school, I would have been more productive on the poetry front. I kept telling myself the housework had to be on the front burner. In a little over a week, I’ll be waist deep in napowrimo.


Whittling away the hours

Every week High Calibre

Entreats poets to write

Keen verse, challenging

Linguists to sharpen skills

Yielding an expanded lexicon


Monday Mishaps

Despite my Monday mishaps, yesterday was a pretty good day. I wrote some new poems; sent off a couple submissions; and Alberto Rios, AZ’s poet laureate, accepted my friend request on Facebook.

As you know, my poem is this week’s winner at high calibre poetry. Well I sent them a poem on happiness. I put Happiness – Nonet where you are suppose to enter your name. Oops, sorry guys. I should know better I’ve been entering most of the weekly challenges from the start of the year.

Then I went and got a glass of water. I thought there was a speck on the glass and was picking at it with my fingernail. Since it didn’t seem to want to come off, I looked more closely. There was a crack going down the side. I wasn’t going to let an opportunity slip by. I snapped a photo and wrote a poem.


Instead of half full
The glass appears to be cracked
Empty optimist

Don’t worry after the poem was written the glass found its way to the trash.