Looking Up

I see talons In the winter  Looking up In the spring  I see buds of hope Summer is Verdant splendor Comforting shade Autumn a blaze Put out by  A single heavy rain  Then Old oak tree  Lording over my house  I curse you consistently  With every bag  Of purged leaves   __________________________ July 8, 2016 Weekly … Continue reading Looking Up

Advanced Darkness

http://youtu.be/cSqH-Jh4amQ The prompt said: "Write about darkness today." But...I only have lightness to convey Then the sun rose and set I concede with regrets On this dark post-less midsummer day _______________________________ July 7, 2016, One Word Daily Prompt: Darkness~ <a href="https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/darkness/">Darkness</a>

An Aimless Ode to My Middle Child

This, your discontented summer  Post bunionectomy Confined to sofa slothing As you read philosophy The foot cast you wear— a ball Cursed crutches are your chain Condemned imprisoned Tally marking days you've been restrained ________________________________ June 19, 2016, One Word Daily Prompt: Aimless~ <a href="https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/aimless/">Aimless</a>


http://youtu.be/VyK1bZZ7E-s You must go back with me to the summer of my fourteenth year, the summer before I was to start high school, and the year I lost all hope of ever escaping my unhappy existence. This memory is one of quintessential teen angst.  On the verge of adulthood, but not quite there, I was … Continue reading Faraway…

Will You Slow Down!

There is something about New York that makes me a little, I don't know— intense. This week, using the excuse that one of my daughters wanted to visit NYU, we took yet another trip to that former residence of mine, my wanna be home away from home, Gotham, The City That Never Sleeps, The Empire … Continue reading Will You Slow Down!