Ivy Vicious

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Bark

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Behind my house

where the bugs and bats and noisy birds live

the trees are being murdered

by something with sweet smelling leaves and smooth cool skin.

I think the trees are screeaming

but I how do I start

to tell anyone about

the Vicious Ivy that tears and eats bark.

What if Ivy Vicious

knows it was me who told


Vicious Bloodthirsty Ivy

figures out where I live?

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso

Snapdragon Heads

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt: June Prompt- 1. The Virtual Sea

Photo: A.M, Moscoso

Over the wall, covered with shrimp, flat colorful shrimp with snapdragon heads a woman said to her friend, ” this captures a sense of reality. Don’t you think?”

Cally’s friend Maggie reached and touched the cool cement wall. ” Once I went to an aquarium and I saw tanks of fish and sponges and coral. It was just before Halloween. I was in New Orleans and that day it was hot. So I sat in the Aquarium and I watched the seahorses and seat turtles swimming around for a couple of hours. The air was cool in there and it was so quiet that I didn’t want to leave.”

” So you were cut off from the world, ” Cally said ” this brings you in and captures you. It makes you think.”

Maggie stepped back from the wall.

It was very tall and she couldn’t look over it.

The Shrimp with the Snapdragon heads lined the wall that ran up and down the street and behind her were rows and rows of buildings decorated with metal trees and flowers and birds.

” I guess it does. ” Maggie agreed.

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso