Ligo Haibun Challenge- Pink Wine

This week, the Ligo Haibun Challenge offers two-words as the writing prompts: Oblivion Or Morning Glory

My morning glory hedge

Photo credit: Eliott Mason

I look outside. From my small kitchen window I see, heart-shape leaves running wild and thick over the rusty barbwire fence. Mysterious hardy-looking vines…almost a solid fresh green curtain with delicate splashes of vibrant pink flowers drawn across the entire fence line. I wonder. Morning glories-how long have you been growing here? I see your weak and flimsy plant stems pushing out those long, thin, curly tip runners. Your intricate twining vine designs give strength enough to climb through intense summer heat and lack of water. But you overcome the obstacle, as I should when life serves constant Pressure. I need neither setback or tasteless fearful dishes.

Some find no glory with this tenacious weed. I struggle now to turn away. The fault is with the ephemeral showy flowers that appear every morning; but disappears before nightfall. My eyes linger. Captivating flowering beauties. I want to escape Life…to drink up my longing and stay drunk on this sweet moment.

abracadabra-
my hungry cat breaks the spell
pink wine for breakfast

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18 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge- Pink Wine

  1. TBM says:

    I love this line: The fault is with the ephemeral showy flowers that appear every morning; but disappears before nightfall.

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  2. Kozo Hattori says:

    Love that abracadabra is a perfect 5 syllables. Such a wonderful haiku and story. Thanks for the late afternoon glory while reading your post, Sunshine. {{{hugs}}} kozo

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  3. Penny L Howe says:

    I was right there with you, being mesmerized by your descriptive written flow. Captivated by the moment and then brought back by your haiku, a fun and excellent ending to a well written haibun.

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