The Back of Alex’s Head

*I'm re-posting a link in memory of my high school crush who passed away this week. Peace Alex I truly hated high school And wished to disappear Self destructive recklessness Combined with rage and fear Hormone fueled irrationality Ruled by self doubt and so Despairing of the future Which I'd much rather forego Struggling for … Continue reading The Back of Alex’s Head

Where is the Raft?

The rising sun's heat warms my back as a light breeze cools it; I inhale mist of salty air and smile. Finally I can I dead?  Floating along on life's metaphorical inflatable raft, of course something unreasonable has to happen, because this is me.  With increasing volume...I hear the roar of a giant wave. … Continue reading Where is the Raft?

Carrie Fisher’s Legacy 

The news of Carrie Fishers death saddened me, but when I realized her mother has survived her I was heart broken. Singing in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor, The Unsinkable Molly Brown—all starred Carrie's mom—Debbie Reynolds. I'm not sure if my children have ever heard of her, but I grew up watching her old … Continue reading Carrie Fisher’s Legacy 


Starbucks didn't have holiday spice for the coffee she (let's call her Magi) had already paid for. One of the baristas (Mary?) went to who knows where (possibly Bethlehem) to locate some of the elusive spice (Myrh?)  Twenty minutes passed...meanwhile she should already have been at work. Word came from who knows who (Joseph?) that there was … Continue reading Distractions

Martyrdom and Motherhood

From conception I confess I learned that pregnancy oppressed All my habits heretofore Extricated evermore Blithe nymph inside me flew away My name was changed to mom that day A plaintiff requiem - a sometime Hell  Weighty burdens corked up well Little does one comprehend Fleeting childhood does soon end Add distance geographically  The circle … Continue reading Martyrdom and Motherhood


At a glance she thrives Flourishes Charmed and carefree  A vibrant picture of youth But Life is never exactly as it appears Underneath her calm display Crisis brews Sweet simmering smiles  Churn constant chaos  Inside She volunteers nothing  It is kept contained  Until one day It boils over  Bewildering  Everyone _____________________ October 22, 2016~ Daily … Continue reading Appearances