Friday, September 8, 2017

Prepositions as Suppositions: The Story of Phrases with Nouns and Pronouns

About a preposition,
Above a noun,
Across a sentence,
After a frown,
Against all odds,
Along a street,
Amid a storm,
Among the wheat,
Around the corner,
As a friend,
At the diner,
Before the bend,
Behind the window,
Beside the bed,
Between the bookshelves,
Beyond the stead,
By the river,
Considering the truth,
Despite the trouble,
Down the booth,
During the day,
Except with love,
Excluding failure,
Following a dove,
For the winners,
From the best,
In the morning,
Inside the rest,
Into the evening,
Near the door,
Off the deep end,
On the floor,
Onto the table,
Outside the wall,
Over the window,
Past the hall,
Per the letter,
Plus the check,
Regarding the mistake,
Round the deck,
Save for one,
Since the first,
Through the tunnel,
To the cloudburst,
Toward the sunlight,
Under the tree,
Until the beginning,
Up the sea,
Upon the horizon,
With a blend,
Within the circle,
Without an end.

Copyright 2017 Jennifer Waters

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Octopus the Eighth: The Story of Arms and Legs

Octopus the Eighth
Tried to keep the faith.
He couldn’t count to ten
And he knew when
He made it to seven
He would stop before eleven.
He had four arms
With all their charms.
He had four legs
And a fact that begs
Discussion is that
He wore a special hat
‘Cause he was a king of the sea.
A crown was his to be
A ruler of the ocean.
He had great devotion.
If you visit the sea floor,
Swim to his front door.
He will greet you with a smile
And ask you to stay for a while.

Copyright 2017 Jennifer Waters

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mr. Robin and the Love of a Bluebird: The Story of Window Accidents in Clear View

Once there was a bird named Mr. Robin that fought for the love of a Bluebird.
He admired her more than any other bird and wouldn’t let anyone else near her.
Every time the couple flew past windows, he mistook his reflection for another robin.
“What do you want with us?” Mr. Robin would say, flying toward the reflection.
With that, he would knock his head against the glass and go bouncing to the ground.
He knocked his head on so many windows that he finally knocked sense into himself.
“Marry me!” he said to the Bluebird, holding his swollen and bandaged head.
“I love you, dear,” she said, “but you must stop running into windows before you break one.”

Copyright 2017 Jennifer Waters