zest

It may not be an
apple a day, but zest does
make life worth living

a spiral of zest-
lemon or orange in drinks-
long life everyday

zest in a cocktail-
lemon zest in an entree-
no zest for dessert

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These poems were written in response to the zest prompt at Haiku Heights.

the future

a happiness tour-
still married, now retired,
kids are in college

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This poem was written for the poet’s choice prompt at Haiku Heights.

Process Notes: Wrote this last weekend. We were driving home from a day out and about (it was beautiful and sunny) and on the side of a bus I saw the words “happiness tour”. I pointed it out to my wife and told her, “That’s going in a poem.”

temptation

See’s candy-
favorite brittle-
temptation

coworker-
she is now divorced-
temptation

wallet found-
no one is around-
temptation

feeling bad-
been sober, but now?
temptation

boss gone now-
can be done later-
temptation

over fence-
my neighbor’s new car-
temptation

won first place-
thinking what to say-
temptation

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These 3/5/3 senyru were written to the temptation prompt at Haiku Heights.