Fear Not Faced ~ quadrille

Fear Not Faced

Climate change cannot be reversed unless we face it head-on. Ignoring it offers little hope for the future. How can we expect that to change if we continue to bury our heads in the sand?

fair weather
nothing but a dream
fears not faced

This haibun (of sorts) is my second response to Quadrille #140: Let’s Go to the Fair!, the prompt from Linda Lee Lyberg at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, which is to use a form of the word fair in a 44-word poem (excluding title), with no required meter or rhyme.

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Perpetual Summer

Perpetual Summer

‘Twas no descent into darkness
more fitting a dream
that dream of darkness
that path of light
brighter with each step taken

Onward, downward
absent fear and apprehension
until the way opened upon
an expanse embraced by
the beauty of winter

Still, a dream it was, for
long has been our summer
here, underground, where
the safe path lies ever deeper
far from our burning sun


The photo above is provided by Sue Vincent in her Photo prompt – The stairway.