Henry Says

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him. —Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau suggests in this quote that instead of fearing a thing we embrace it.


This is actually very good advice and I’ve taken it  lots of times.

But I have a wicked left hook – you know, just  in case the embrace thing falls through.



Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill

Written On Our Bones

RDP Wednesday – INSTINCT



Written on our bones-

the fear of snakes

the taste for revenge

tribal loyalty, greed and the urge to

make as many copies of ourselves as we can-

babies as they are called in polite circles.


Written on our bones

all of the times we have abandoned ourselves to our insticts

let them run wild like ill trained dogs

off the chain for the first time

 thirsty, starving, wanting more

racing blindly from one strange street to another

until we collapse

on a road, in a yard far away from home where our chain is waiting

for us to return

Probably Not A Good Idea

Putting My Feet In The Dirt August Prompt#22– Alternating Deficiencies.

Photo by Dids on Pexels.com

In the puffy blue veins

that snake up and down my arm

sometimes my blood runs hot,

sometimes it runs cold

sometimes it does not seem to move at all.


So I flex my fingers, lift my arms, make a fist stamp my feet and say


Are you in there?

I’ll ask my blood

Hey! Don’t you have a job to do? What the matter are you sick?

Hello blood! Is anybody home?



just once

I thought I heard it say

” Of course we’re awake Want to have some fun?  Take us out today.

Come on Buddy Girl.

Let’s make it rain.”