Daily haiku, NaPoWritMo day 3

I’m not following the NaPoWritMo prompt for day 3 HERE (it’s really good). I’ve been stuck in the mire of retired military healthcare websites today, and my time is short. Such is life…

spring landscaping
a wheelbarrow full of rocks—
thunder rumbles near

After a sunny morning, the dark clouds are once again rolling in. More rain is on the way. April showers bring May flowers. Fingers crossed.

cat scratch fever
cranky cat's caterwauling
slumber disrupted

Sophie, the dark tortoiseshell cat is a ‘fraidy cat! She hates the guys working outside. Too much noise. I found her hiding between the sheets and blankets on our bed!

(Cat’s caterwauling is a spring kigo).

Chloe sleeps through all the commotion!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

17 thoughts on “Daily haiku, NaPoWritMo day 3

    1. These two are so different. Tortoiseshells are always territorial, but I’ve never seen such a scared cat. Both Sophie and Chloe were 4 months old when we brought them home. Who knows what they went through?

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  1. I sympathize with both cats, and with you. We have made life impossible with paperwork. I’m having trouble navigating all I’ve got to do at the moment as well…(K)

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      1. I remember when I applied for social security what an ordeal that was. Medicare is definitely easier than any other health insurance I had.


  2. Our, Callie, is a tortie and looks a lot like Sophie. She was 2 years old when we adopted her and we were told she was sent back by her first adoptive parents. I think she went through some bad times with them. She’s lovable but very skittish. She runs when anyone knocks on the door. She’s 5 now and not much calmer.

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    1. Awww, Sophie and Chloe came from a shelter in Georgia. Who knows what happened. Chloe is a bit better. She runs but comes out because she’s curious. Not Sophie. Like your Callie, she hides. When everyone leaves, out she comes.

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