After the Burn

I remember a time she spoke of margaritas, and I, under my straw hat, remained concrete under a wax seal of determinism and dogma. Oh how God uses time to break us! She would swim with sharks if she could. I could play one no longer. Now, smooth sailing, I still don’t partake; too much history. I see her as a woman God is preparing.

After scorching sun
Aloe soothes and heals the skin
Summer melts all ice

Linking with Linda Kruschke Paint Chip Poetry. The challenge this week is to write about the phrase “What a Relief.” Have you been relieved about something? Maybe you got to go back to work? Or some test results came back negative? Or the bee population seems to be doing well and is busy pollinating this year?
Whatever it is, craft your poem about it using at least 4 of the following 7 words and phrases: smooth sailing, shark, concrete, wax seal, summer camp, margarita, and straw hat.

My poem is a Haibun. 1 to 3 tight paragraphs (usually non-fiction) followed by a Haiku.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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3 Responses to After the Burn

  1. What a great haibun!

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  2. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Mary’s latest #haibun for Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip Poetry challenge!

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