Waiting ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #19

Thai Longtails, Krabi, Thailand
I wait
For the flood tide of tourists
Arriving on buses
Destined for Islands
And secluded beaches

Carrying their openness
And prejudice
With equal tenacity
Conscious only
Of their openness

Except for those
Quite content
In their prejudice
A funny thing
For a traveller to cling to

No matter
I take their money
And give them kindness
Whether they return it
Or withold it

A few are on the path
Of discovering prejudice
Their own and others
These are my favorite
On their beautiful journey

For these
l offer my being
No small gift
But deserving and trusted
Are the pilgrims following the Way

Thai Longtails
Krabi, Thailand

Taken during travels, 1995

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sunday mornings.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like.
  • Your response can be words and/or an image
  • Better if the words are your own
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created.
  • Place the challenge’s Pic (if you use it for inspiration) and Word prominently in your post
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response, you can also:

Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Last week we sought out beauty in all its forms… This week, explore the state of waiting.

Last week’s challenge: Beauty
Dusk, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America
Challenge #18: Beauty

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #18 was Beauty, along with this dusky photograph of Yellowstone National Parks’ Midway Geyser Basin.Five gorgeous posts this week. Thanks everyone!