Ade Santora


They spin overhead,

Their black feathers

In Reaper’s shroud dressed.

My heart kicks its cage

A terrible music revisited.

This system swallows

All who would validate it.

Remember the coven,

The moon level but intermittent

In a trump of indignant clouds?

Remember the busts

Of the girls we promised to marry?

Remember the dreams which

Proved too solvent to endure

Our myriad distractions?

I am not the same man,

Now it exists a blessing to wait,

To shelter the impatient sighs

Of children who depend

Upon my unconditional resolve.

I was young once, inconsiderate

Happy for my ignorance.

Now I know but not nearly enough.


And on a random note

A- Age: 34
B- Biggest Fear: Myself I guess I have a really hard time opening up
C- Current Time: 14:19
D- Drink you last had: Tap Water
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: Husband
F- Favorite Song: I am not sure it depends on my mood the last song I listened too was Sister Awake by The Tea Party and it suited my mood nicely.
G- Ghosts, are they real?: Yes I ought to know I have been mistaken for one 😛
H- Hometown: Somewhere in outer space. Have you seen the new photos of Pluto!
I- I can’t: Breakdance <——- totally true
J- Jealous Of: At the moment people who don’t suffer with back pain.
K- Killed Someone?: Never
L- Last time you cried?: A few days ago I think
M- Middle Name: Alishia
N- Number of Siblings: 0
O- One Wish: That I had more (any) confidence in myself
P- Person who you last called: Husband
Q- Question you’re always asked: How do I get to blah blah. People are always asking me for directions. I have a very poor sense of direction.
R- Reason to smile: Husband, daughter, adorable animals
S- Song last sang: I am not sure probably something on the car radio
T- Time you woke up: 6:00 am about
U- Underwear Color: Purple
V- Vacation Destination: Nothing booked in the foreseeable future
W- Worst Habit: Self-denigration
X- X-Rays you’ve had: spine, chest, mouth
Y- Your favorite food: Onigiri
Z- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


22 thoughts on “Photo Challenge# 80 and Wordle #218

  1. Oh my my my–fave phrase: dreams which proved too solvent to endure. WOW! Sometimes you say things exactly the way I always wanted them described to bring sense/meaning/closure… And such a wonderful list of “things about you”!

  2. You know. I am not sure what is better, knowing a bit or being able to live in the ignorance of innocence.

    The ABCs were fun to get to know a few things I did not know. From Pluto. Ha.

  3. This is an amazing response to the photo prompt and a fantastic use of the wordle.

    I loved the perspective of reading it through the eyes of a man – I think you did an excellent job with the word usage – in capturing a life-link-feeling of “knowing” and change of perspectives as we age.

    There are some incredibly powerful stanzas that really stand out – but together – this piece totally sings and sizzles.

    “My heart kicks its cage”

    “Remember the dreams which
    Proved too solvent to endure
    Our myriad distractions?”

    Stunning Yves – you totally rocked this!

    And on a random note: the A-Z was interesting and fun – offering a peek into the writer/woman behind the keyboard 😉


  4. I think you channeled my father.
    Those of his generation anyway, would have been in his late 80’s early 90’s now…
    All those misconceptions that he tried not to teach, just because they were preached to him. And yet because they were so ingrained fault-lines occasional erupted. I look back and truly believe that he did his best. “Now I know but not nearly enough.”

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