In what little space remains

I squeeze the words necessary

to convey all that explains

but does not excuse my actions.

In what little time remains

I hope that your forgiveness

can find a way, not to agree,

but to accept what cannot be changed.

With what little hope remains

I hope that somehow you know

no matter what happens then or now,

a lot of love still remains.

© Autumn Siders 2014

Not As it Seams

You are so quick to judge

when you haven’t got a clue

yet you say you’re not judgmental

and that’s all I see you do.

Never once did you stop to think

what it might be like for another

but from up so high it’s hard to see

that one of us is not so unlike the other.

That troubled child, all covered in ink

is not as troubled as you seem to think

and that woman put so tightly together seems

so perfect, but all the while is fraying at the seams.

© Autumn Siders 2016

Easter Basket

I hear the people talking,

as if they think I don’t hear,

about a friendly visit

that happens once a year.

They say there will be baskets

filled with chocolate and cheer.

brought to us with care

from a pair of floppy ears.

Well I am sure not one for chocolate

and no cat exhibits cheer,

so take the contents back

but leave the basket here.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2016

A Spring Trip Down the Greeting Card Aisle

Congratulations on the baby! You look a lot skinnier now.
Happy Earth Day! I bought you some property on Mars for when we finish destroying the planet.
April showers bring May flowers… This is my subtle way of saying you should shower.
Happy Opening Day! Just don’t bring your kids to the clubhouse.
*When daffodils begin to peer… Bring out the Benadryl!
*A Winter’s Tale Act IV Scene II

Reader’s Choice

It has been a while since I have shared any short stories with you, so it must be time to get writing. A while back I shared some fortunes created from a book, The Good Fortune Cookie, and I thought that might be a good way to get the creative juices flowing again. Cast your vote for which statement you would like to see be the inspiration for the story and I will try to post it next week. I hate to make promises and not keep them, so it may be a bit longer than a week, but I shall try my best.