Mr. Chibi

As promised, here are some photos of the newest addition to our family: Chibi Fantastico. He was born November 1, 2017 and came to live with us two days before Christmas. The pictures above are from now–he’s just over five months hold.

Here is a picture of him from before we brought him home:

He is a fun, lovely boy. We read that shiba inus can be aloof and aggressive, but so far, he’s been extremely social with both people and other dogs.

If you can’t get enough of him, you can find him on Instagram. My wife and post pictures of him under his own stream (of course). He is ChibiTheShibi there.

purple is the sky (20161108)

wine-colored sky
[or maybe eggplant]
hard to to pin down
as it wheels about
cut to ribbons by old stars
by new moons
smeared with clouds
like a car window
fogged with a child’s breath
amazed at the power
of her own lungs

in the new cold
we strain to hear
crickets of the fall
as we stare into
a darkened eye
that covers us, a dome
like a bruise turned
inside out

——

for
as everything turns grey
writing prompts by J.R.Rogue and Kat Savage
6. Purple is the Sky

late night vices (20161107)

if i had any vices left
i’d give them up for you
except for the ones
that creep into my dreams

after all i don’t invite them
but sleeping next to you
has an effect
on my brainwaves

i’ll be all innocent
in the dawn
if that’s what you want

——

for
as everything turns grey
writing prompts by J.R.Rogue and Kat Savage
5. Late Night Vices

the debt for happiness (20161103)

what do you want to do
marry every girl you know
that gets pregnant

messiah complex
if she’d been more educated
might have been her guess
though misguided
both she and i, really

her exasperation at
my naiveté
my disgust at her lack
of compassion

and carrying that
knowledge about us both
a red check in a black column
shaped like a ridiculous valentine heart

——

for
as everything turns grey
writing prompts by J.R.Rogue and Kat Savage
2. The Debt for Happiness

a painting in vengeance (20161102)

there is no reason to look
in your direction any more

this portrait is done

sallow yellows and sickly greens
of a soul split open like a rotted pear
dark bruised purple of pride
swelling just under the eyes
the whimpering greys of despair
running in streaks through your hair
casting ashes on your skin
and the reds
anger–blind rage–just blindness

so many drops, so much crimson
a shower of blood
that would make a butcher invest
in an umbrella

——

for
as everything turns grey
writing prompts by J.R.Rogue and Kat Savage
1. A Painting in Vengeance

whisper (20160527)

what is the meaning of a whisper
purred by a lover?
the message cannot be heard
within the constraints
of normal conversation
consciousness must be forcibly shunned
the message a secret
to both life and death
you will have to step into that
shadow between them
the threshold of here and there
and even then you will only ever
repeat what you have learned
in a whisper