always a double standard

the wizard said,
to his client,
drink this elixir
never mind the
purple tinge
twice a day,
for a week, and
you will achieve
epic symbiosis
with the woman
of your fantasies
it’s even covered
by your insurance

The Daily Post prompt


year round flowers

a rattling winter
precedes stormy spring
at garden centers
mulch and flats exit
to swagger of
amateur botanists

The Twiglets prompt

if the storage fits

there was nothing scarier than the woods at night
so they chopped the trees down for fuel and cottages
with minimal forethought abandoned farms to huddle
acceptance of less privacy for convenience and safety
in fact was a symptom of a cunning plot of compliance
only a few not gulled by spoke person’s babyish innocence
shunned as survivalists living off the grid and roots
espoused self-reliance and eschewed politics as usual

The Daily Post prompt
Three Word Wednesday prompt