Quiet

The rumble of the furnace halts The fridge has finished cycling The clock’s tick is silent Time stands still You are mesmerized by the heady pleasure of listening to your heart #poetry #prose #wordoftheday #mesmerize

Hide and Seek

The nemorous lot Hosted Thrashers and Peckers Taningers, Flickers Tired pilots roosted at night Once a playground for winged friends #tanka #wordofday #nemorous

Emeritus

The clicking of her cane on terazzo floors Proceeds the anxious note taking to capture each pearl The venerable professor appears often in vestige, but only speaks briefly this day #prose #wordofday #venerable