affair thwarted

foam raged stoic rocks
bridge caked with muck ~ peach blossom
fell ~ curves entranced eyes

glances sharp as scythes
fresh wheat for noodles ~ best slurped
when steamed open young

restless dreamscape chides
rounded moon sneaks through window
futon yields on back
pillowing head upon down
dew highlights laughing footprints

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bring back privilege

uncomfortable
with abstract societal
equality push
good old days were much safer
with ghetto segregation

The Daily Post prompt

Abstract: ORIGIN Middle English: from Latin abstractus, literally ‘drawn away,’ past participle of abstrahere, from ab- ‘from’ + trahere ‘draw off.’

it starts to build

ground fog swirls beneath
velvet crystal chandelier
diffuse saffron light
commence morning performance
an ovation of birdsong

Ovation: ORIGIN early 16th cent. ( sense 2): from Latin ovatio(n-), from ovare ‘exult.’ The word had the sense ‘exultation’ from the mid 17th to early 19th cent.