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  • Writer's pictureLaura Lee (Lalee) Bond


bright-eye coffee bloom

unwavering wakeful watch

with tree ring iris

Eye-shaped coffee stain left in the bottom of a mug.

Sometimes all I’ve got is the whimsical and nonsensical. I figure there is enough going on in the world, I didn't need to add to the noise.

... for there is always compassion.

It was absurd and comforting to find this eyeball staring back at me from the bottom of the coffee mug. It brought to mind words like benevolent, kindness, grace and quietude. I found the “tear duct” in the lower right corner particularly heartening—for there is always compassion.

With all my love,


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