Monday, 21 August 2017

short forms 21st August 2017

mistype
unwanted mail
shuffled to wrong department
wish fulfillment is understaffed
processed


© Rachel Green 2017

shiny red apples
deceptively unripe
pig food


© Rachel Green 2017

council vans
invading the street
no parking
all the council houses
are being decorated


© Rachel Green 2017

worst dreams ever
the first where I work for the DSS
and get disciplined for incompetence

The second
where the neighbours gang up on us
destroy our garden

anxiety much?


© Rachel Green 2017

stinging eyes. Disturbed sleep. Night terrors.

© Rachel Green 2017

Sunday, 20 August 2017

short forms 20th August 2017

the twist
she didn't expect
it was her own email
that was the catalyst for his
demise


© Rachel Green 2017

willow branches
scraping the ground
relieved cat


© Rachel Green 2017

sudden loss
googling your ex
to discover they died
such mixed feelings
mostly relief


© Rachel Green 2017

three dogs
at the top of the stairs
waiting

I'm in the bathroom
and they won't descend
without me

The cat at the bottom


© Rachel Green 2017

adult pleasures. She'd rather have sparred.

© Rachel Green 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

short forms 18th August 2017

a shame
her late father
was working to a cure
ridding himself of his vast hoard.
house fire


© Rachel Green 2017

honey bees
a fly-past of the lavender
gone to seed


© Rachel Green 2017

leg day
I manage to press
300 pounds
I regret it today
sore thighs


© Rachel Green 2017

my niece's birthday
she'd be 30 or so now
I haven't seen her since she was six

I google her father,
discovered his recent death
in a 'garden fire'

forgive my laughter...


© Rachel Green 2017

after prolonged absence, her neck pain returns

© Rachel Green 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

short forms 17th August 2017

her life
carefully set
denied by publisher.
Guess she'll meet a demon instead.
New life.


© Rachel Green 2017

English lavender
fades with the passing sun
French blooms


© Rachel Green 2017

missed calls
different numbers
same prefix code
one suspects spammers
I choose to ignore


© Rachel Green 2017

chaos begins
DK's birthday month
starts tomorrow

first guests arriving
for the monster party
anxiety rising

will the dog survive?


© Rachel Green 2017

her terrible dream. Choking a dog.

© Rachel Green 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

short forms 16th August 2017

demons
her recent past
returns to the present
encounters with her childhood
not-friends


© Rachel Green 2017

cloud cover
the delicate smile
morning glory


© Rachel Green 2017

number three
tells me about the drama
on YouTube
I really don't care
my eyelids feel heavy


© Rachel Green 2017

Scheduling euthanasia
for the ancient dog
the day after tomorrow

blind, deaf
sometimes incontinent
struggles to walk

he seems chirpier today


© Rachel Green 2017

Night terrors. She wakes exhausted. Dawn.

© Rachel Green 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

short forms 15th August 2017

she tries
to protect him;
grows tough with the need to
beating away the older boys
who taunt


© Rachel Green 2017

sparrow song
in the hedgerow
blackberries


© Rachel Green 2017

online gaming
I join a campaign group
to tackle group content
within five minutes
they vote to kick me out


© Rachel Green 2017

a weekend away
leaves my arms sunburned
and insect bitten

I spend Monday itching
and Tuesday with raised bites
Peeling Wednesday

fading love for jiu-jitsu


© Rachel Green 2017

weekend high leads to low morale

© Rachel Green 2017

Monday, 14 August 2017

short forms 14th August 2017

father
no longer here
but for the memory
of a man in utter despair.
Hoarder
.

© Rachel Green 2017

new lawn
the shoots of an old willow
mown down


© Rachel Green 2017

was that summer?
two days of sunshine
and burned shoulders.
A return to grey skies
and alabaster


© Rachel Green 2017

teasels
one of my favourite
wild plants

I find seedlings everywhere
cracks in the patio;
growing in the lawn

removed with apologies


© Rachel Green 2017

against the skyline, Her fading dreams

© Rachel Green 2017