Orbit for Miller There is noseparationbetweena sun and her rays I orbit the planet familyfour humans two caninesfood shelter waterbooks film art When I wrap myselfaround her shiningtickle her wristsmell her skinI tell herI hope big love greetsyou every morningIt will she says it will In this orbitI am curled indevotedsmallyet each breath inis a… Continue reading Poem 9: Orbit
On The Benefits of Hand-Writing A Letter The smooth torso of an inked or leaded utensilPressed in a bouquet of eager fingertips Paper choice – the texture the smellThe rustle of communication Electric pulses of language from brainThrough heart through soul – physical Extensions of emotions in cursive flow The gathering of thoughts in pausesLooking out… Continue reading Poem 8: On The Benefits of Hand-Writing A Letter
Green beans Yesterday I washed the green beansCut off the stem-heavy ends Heated the oilSautéed the garlicDropped in the parsleyLoaded the beans in the potThrew in a chunk of butter(for my thighs)Put the lid on the pot Yesterday I burned the green beansThe smoke detector started singingAt quarter past three alarming meAway from the forest of… Continue reading Poem 7 – Green Beans
The Pause she must rememberto stop forgettingwhat day it is in the grand schemethat is when the blood will flow there is a wreath offorget-me-lots circlingher womb – a halo ofpure blues seeping scentsdrug-like dulling the light that lives in thehearts of her last few eggs no, she is not as ripenor as nimble as heryounger golden garden just… Continue reading Poem 6 – The Pause
PARIS, AT DAWN Another me slipped under my skinlast night as I was readingshe grabbed onto my spinelike it was a light lamp in Parismy blood – a red-tinged fog She was in Paris swingingaround the post one arm outhugging the belly of the infant morningshe’d been up all night dancingonly the sequence on her… Continue reading Poem 5 – Paris, at dawn
I'm grateful to be a part of the Allie Sunshine Project's Winter Wellness Series - Creative Living, Nurturing the Spirit Within. The series is a four-week class that will ignite your spirit and nurture it to goodness! I will be leading the second session - Words in a Journal - The Art of Creative Expression.… Continue reading Virtual Class Announcement!
While I was labelling all my journals over the holiday, I found something I'd written on the back of a page of stickers. It looks like it might have been the beginning of a song as 'bridge' and 'chorus' are included...And so, today we get a two-for...a two-fer? Two poems for one because I wanted… Continue reading Found Heart Poem, Amazon Poem
Maple It seems to me that theNine-arm double-trunkMaple outside my windowLoves the snow Appreciates the stingOf its honest coldRespects the refreshingHand-holding flakes spreadOver its bark like a cardigan The tree is a displayOf humility – the night sky’sGifts received