Anti-Ode to Allergies Inspired by 'Ode to Common Things' by Pablo Neruda The infinitely small play leap frog in my nose resulting in a land of itch Two pinky moist nostrils landing strips for pesky pollen I cannot see or smell The so soft softness of dandelion fluff flutters about on tangents of adventures on… Continue reading Two Poems #morningcoffeesessions
Here is a smattering of events and videos for your perusal. Some are time-sensitive. Tomorrow, Friday, June 12 is the last day to vote for awards for Windsor's first Youth Short Film Festival (Thank you Gemma and the City of Windsor ACHF grant!) filmmakers! The voting link is right underneath the video in the text… Continue reading Videos & Lives! Creativity Abounds!
awake w/ first line from ‘singularity (after Stephen Hawking)’ by Marie Howe do you sometimes want to wake up to lightning so stunning it writes words across the sky thunder so throbbing it serenades a love song rain so walled it makes rooms for you to hide in do you sometimes want to wake up… Continue reading Awake #morningcoffeesessions
This morning, I didn't want to get out of bed. But, the Firefly Creative Writing #morningcoffeesessions motivated me to get my a%$ out of bed, get dressed, and get writing. (Nope, didn't brush my teeth. Yet.) This came first: on the edges of my mother's words a different version of her hangs on and then...nothing.… Continue reading Cake #morningcoffeesessions
Brother [electric] the smell of people lingers on the things they give away. walk in any second-hand store and your nose will tell you so. at the salvation army, the scent of loss is strong. [loss of life | loss of love | loss of home] it smells like tired dust, mourning mold, the sweat… Continue reading Brother [electric]
Turns out I've still got a dream to meet Tom Cruise. Don't laugh! We must all have someone who's famous that we want to meet - and the want is a little deeper than usual. For some reason, when prompted to use words that writers loved and shared via chat, visions of Tom whirled in… Continue reading Tom Cruise #morningcoffeesessions
living things for me this has been a time of gentle consistent denial desperate powerful pushing A W A Y of hailstorms each icy ping of virus-fact rain smacking tender parts of me the side of my neck the under of my armpit the dimples above my bum cold awakenings jolt my emotions into hyperdrive… Continue reading For me, this has been a time of…#morningcoffeesessions
I'm at it again because it feels so good to put writing first. Over the weekend, I wrote, but not first thing...and I could feel the difference in my energy. Thank you Firefly Creative Writing family for offering another week of this bliss! Chris read a poem by Joy Harjo called Eagle Poem. I had… Continue reading Body Language #morningcoffeesessions