Observations of The Urban Spaceman


As I missed yesterday’s daily WordPress prompt, I’m going to incorporate it into today’s post, so you get two haiku instead of one!

The messages from the Earth came in thick and fast over my spaceship’s communications dish.


His fingers brushed down my bare thigh, a touch both sensual and teasing. I felt it most in my spine…

It was a slow, rhythmic stroke; hypnotic, in a way.

Blue eyes  scan my face as I open the door Familiarity fills them, She’s seen me before At her chair by the window, I sit by her side Leaning forward in whisper, She starts to confide “Do I know you?” she asks, and my heart races on “Yes, Mom, it’s me—” “I remember, my son.” I give her the flowers that I bring every week, Her favourite, I tell her The lilies… Read More

Tommy looked up as the front door opened and his parents strode in, faces full of smiles as they carried a large cardboard box between them. “RoboNanny, deactivate and recharge,” Mommy said. Tommy’s artificial guardian acknowledged the order and retreated to its recharger, tucked away in the closet. “Mommy, is that a present for me?” Tommy asked as he toddled over to his parents. Mommy’s smile deepened, and Papa picked Tommy up, holding… Read More

  The cornfields listen Their growing, ripening ears Deafened to feed us Today’s daily WordPress prompt is Yellow.

  He plucked a flower from the meadow and wound it through my hair. He made a crown for me, his queen, each flower woven there. When he left, he took my crown; he told me, “Luck it brings,” My heart lives in that meadow still, now this queen has lost her king. . Today’s daily WordPress prompt is Simple. And thanks to Jade M. Wong, I’m feeling a little romantic. But… Read More

    The fire raged hotter; its flames, they grew Consuming plant life old and new The birds all flew, and beasts—they ran a deadly race since time began No water tamed the searing flames Reduced were forests, to bare plains Such mighty giants brought to their knees Above the slumbering redwood seeds. .   My take on today’s daily WordPress blog prompt: Devastation Picture is © Olearys under CC by 2.0