She concentrates, eyes closed, and wills her scary thoughts into the box — the thoughts that wake her in the night. She had decorated the box with childhood fears, so they knew the way home. When I open the box, nothing is there. With a silent nod to me and the tap of her magic … More Closing the Monster Box
I’ve been writing, writing, writing lately. Poetry and prose. Short forms and long forms. Individual pieces to send to journals and collections of pieces intended for books. You can imagine my glee when I saw that VerseWrights published a poem from Moon Full of Moons with the following headline: Being A Poem is the first … More Being A Poem
“Pulling Down the Sun” from Moon Full of Moons The moonbreath we see is an illusion (the Moon is always-full yet mirror-empty) Unlike the Moon, I own the light I shine, as my fire grows in brightness, spiraling outwardly So, I pull down the Sun and glow from within to see possibility in a starfield … More The Story Behind the Poem: “Pulling Down the Sun”
Descriptions of relationships and individuals, about anyone and about no one. How would you capture a relationship in a sentence? The time you offered to drive my car across a desert, did you know it would be a metaphor for the rest of our lives? You hold a light so bright that the rest of … More Relationships described in one sentence
Somewhere in the darkness, her sigh becomes audible, her exhalations more pronounced – that’s when her wings stretch beyond the confines of a day and in that moment she is found and free, flying – the butterfly of her mind.
A duck in the tall grass left it’s nest when given bread. Why do we do that? Give bread, knowing they will leave, and leave when given bread?
It began like a see-saw balanced on its fulcrum. One might say it could have gone either way, but if you knew the whole story, you would say – NOT REALLY. Soon, inevitably, circumstances slid downward like sand on a hill. When the girl surveyed the situation, she started climbing against the momentum of it. … More The Girl Who Stopped Running
Many inhabitants of Earth’s Northern Hemisphere are grateful for our return to the sunny side of the Solar System and the warmer weather it brings. Some are making travel plans and looking at photos of remote locations with a new enthusiasm. A moment ago, I clicked on a photo of Maui, Hawaii and sighed. Wow! … More A sunny snapshot in time
I was cooking crepes and needed one egg. We had two eggs left. I wondered what I would do with the single remaining egg. Just as I thought this, the other egg fell and broke. Problem solved, I thought. Except now I have a new problem: we’re out of eggs. Moral of the story: if … More Fable: The Broken Egg