The alarm rings
a harsh reminder
for the day to begin

but the show from the other side
hasn’t stopped yet

A quilt-like haze
layered behind my eyes

a kaleidoscope of confusion
colored by a patchwork

of nonsense 

    Of monsters working side by side
    Of grown men reverting to infancy
    Of rock stars breaking bread
    Of babies drowning
    Of enemies being friends and friends becoming enemies
    Of the impossible being possible

The walk of the semi-dead
dragging this carcass
yawning and disoriented

making a beeline for the bathroom

Bits and pieces
of old memories

laced into
the past event dujour
begins to loosen its grip

The water feels like my savior
a rescue from Neverland

showering accelerates
a sense of wholeness
the tile underfoot signals more substance

The complicated
of gobbledygook dissipates

as the irrational
begins to fade into reality

I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #40


Welcome back to my weekly challenge. It’s time to get your creative juices on again!
So tell me, how would you interpret this image above?


PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at sushibocks@gmail.com   

For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three line 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 11:59pm 10/12/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Above all else, have fun and be creative with this! 🙂


It was a pretty unusual image last week. Kinda weird, maybe that’s what scared off the participants? LOL The interpretations I did get were good though! Go check them out.
Ruth – Exposed – Ruth Scribbles

Matt Snyder – Satiate – A Prolific Potpourri


Tien Skye – wish – FROM THE WINDOW SEAT

Poets of SMITTEN Series: Susi Bocks

SMITTEN will be out this month!!! Can’t wait to get my copy! 🙂 Thank you, Candice and everyone at SMITTEN for getting our voices out there and heard! ❤


Susi Bocks has self-published two books, Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. Currently, she is an Associate Editor at the Fictional Cafe – a virtual coffee shop. You can find her work at IWriteHer.com, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks had some of her work previously published at VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.

I’ve always had a strong feeling of wanting justice for the LGBTQ community. With the help of books like SMITTEN, we can make the idea that “love is love” mainstream and accepted.

Woman Motivational Quote Facebook Post.pngWomen (in general, any gay person) seems to be portrayed as ravenously promiscuous. It would be nice dispel that myth. Just like the heterosexual population, everyone is different. Being gay means you have the preference of falling in love with the same sex whether your sex drive is high or not…

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…spoken word

…coincidental encounter



Life is so random, so variable, so unpredictable. Yet we have the power to create so much consequence and meaning. We do this with little or no intention, or full-on conviction in our efforts to be a catalyst. Just being is powerful.

And usually, we have no idea that we were.