Alien Date Night

Last week I howled with despair as I confessed the irrelative misery I suffered— writer's block. And so I pledged to act by sinking my quill into inconsistent ink. As such, I offer you the much anticipated Sci-Fi Haiku Alien Date Night•~•Inky sky shimmersInscrutable looming glowPassion has returned ... less compelling than the idea.

A Chain and Lock

"The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it - and sometimes three." ~Heraclitus I assume Heraclitus was making a joke of infidelity, but let's consider his quote in the literal sense. The image conjured is of a young couple struggling under the weight of a heavy chain and lock, until … Continue reading A Chain and Lock

A Life of Luxury 

At six all I wanted was a puppy  At sixteen I dreamt about autonomy  from my parents  Beginning age eighteen I searched  for a boyfriend  who would give me chocolate At twenty two the wish was  a job worth a champagne toast  By thirty  the time to shave both legs  during the same shower  without … Continue reading A Life of Luxury 


The most foolish thing a person might do Is overestimate someone who Has tragic flaws that are apparent from the start Carelessly crossing invisible lines Deaf to alarm bells, blind to warning signs  Soon they find themselves caged with a lion—I impart This horse who bears no gifts  Should've long ago been set adrift I'm … Continue reading Yourself


I went to a luncheon with a group of work friends yesterday. I knew and liked everyone there, and was in my element...until I was made aware of the fact that I was, in truth, different. Someone on the far side of the long, long table chimed in: "So Lydia, is anyone dating anyone new?" All … Continue reading Lunch

Another Day Single

Soulmate: a person with whom one has a strong affinity, shared values and tastes, and often a romantic bond.  Those of us who have been married thought we found our soulmates. Statistics will tell you that half of us were mistaken. To those of you who, like me, find yourselves alone in a world that … Continue reading Another Day Single