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Truncated and therefore asymmetric abstraction of a prickly pear cactus bud and flower

Here’s an abstract portrait of a bud and flower of a Texas prickly pear, Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri, along floral Park Dr. in my neighborhood on April 7th.

© 2017 Steven Schwartzman



young naiveté
yields to curiosity
yet to be betrayed

 Y is for youth.

#AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Theme optional. 

My theme: a three-line poem each day (5-7-5, haiku form) with the first letter of each line the same as the letter of the day.


Petals: Now Let Us Engage Her Elsewhere - NaPoWriMo 2017, day twenty-nine - prompt: choose concrete noun from fav. poem then free writing, adjectives, other nouns - go ahead write a poem.

Petals: Now Let Us Engage Her Elsewhere

Somewhere in the poem

there will be a small child.

She is always talkative, and busy.

Sometimes she is deeply engaged. 274 more words