Senryu : I’d rather be on Mars

A model of the Mars Exploration Rover at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Wish I were on Mars
a lost civilization
grand discovery

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I love science-fiction, more than partially because I’ve always wanted to be a space explorer and visit new planets and alien civilizations. Unfortunately I’ve been near-sighted since I was 6 so that dream died an early death.  And as they say, those who can’t, write!  It’s probably why my stories are fantasy or sci-fi.


The Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706

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Senryu : parachute bridal gown


World War Two bride’s dress
parachute silk — blushing gal
survivor’s love gift

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Thinking about time.  This dress, because it was made of parachute silk came from a specific time in history.  During WWII, silk was a rare commodity because much of it was used for parachutes.

A GI presenting his fiancee with his parachute was not just giving her silk so that she could create a bridal gown.  The parachute may have saved his life so that he could come back to marry, a precious memento of his surviving when so many did not.

I saw this today at the Pima Air & Space museum.


The Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706

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Senryu : fairy music


leprechuans, fairies
music, dancing, revelry
skipping out of reach

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Senryu : aging wrinkles


aging, my back hurts
super highs, crashing angst smoothed
wrinkles, silvered, good

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Yeah, my back hurts.  My eyes are going; my hearing fading.

I remember my 20’s.  The spiraling highs.  Egads, the energy!  Running, dancing, Continue reading Senryu : aging wrinkles

Senryu : dreaming


dreaming of a poem
struggling for that perfect phrase
reaching — nooo! — it’s gone

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere


Entering a poem is to enter a dreamscape.  Random unrelated bits float, Continue reading Senryu : dreaming

Senryu : grasp


wow! did you see that?
grasp that opportunity!
snap that perfect shot!

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Now I understand why Lois Lane kept getting into trouble. … dun dun dun…


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Second Life photograph by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner
with a special appearance by Winter Phoenix
Location: Innsmouth, a sim dedicated to all things Lovecraft

Senryu : captivating jelly jars


it’s the jelly jars
I have no chance to be slim
captivating sweets

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

In Tucson, Chocolate Iguana has been around for 27 years with chocolate, candies and espresso.  Recently someone has bought their building to put in a coffee shop they’ve invested in and Chocolate Iguana finds themselves suddenly without a home.  They will be moving out on March 31, 2018.

Their chocolate truffles are to die for!  If you haven’t been, go now.  Who knows if or how long before they can find a place and reopen.


Chocolate Iguana
500 N 4th Ave #1
Tucson, AZ 85705
M-Th 7am-8pm, F 7am-10pm,
Sa 8am-10pm, Su 9am-6pm

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Haiku : Spring (2)


billowy breezes
look! flower buds opening
March shooing Spring in

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

A couple months ago on Entertain, I tried a screen recording in Second Life of my avatar doing a ballet with the sound of the rain happening on that sim.

Today I tried a screen recording again, this time within Photoshop to record a tutorial for that word “Spring” up above, putting a photograph in the word.  It Continue reading Haiku : Spring (2)