Creative Non-Fiction / Love / Musings / poetry / Poetry / Uncategorized / Writing

If I speak plainly, just this once

I have tried for weeks to find the poetry in my mother’s madness.  I find it, then lose it, then find it again.  My mother spent years buying gemstones off the television, only to hold them up to the sun in her backyard and watch them sparkle.  She is not a simpleton, distracted by shine, … Continue reading


Day 281 of 35

               Though it is not my usual posture, I have had an overwhelming desire to retreat lately—maybe, even to hide.  I have been running scenarios through my head for months. I come across enough money to quit working the 8-5 job. I tell my lady mutts, Delilah and Sugar, to hop in the back of … Continue reading

Creative Non-Fiction / poetry / Uncategorized / Writing

Day 226 of 35 (Day 16 of NaPoWriMo)

Past a verdant entrance, eschewed, disconnected. Parenthetical emotive flame low enough to veil cadence and demand. The sea questions me with ambiance, salt and camphor. A slow manner lets loose the cant of conspirators Language cannot mar the lady, though on pages lingers pain and memento. Today my sad tongue passes saints: part question, mostly … Continue reading