3 Quick Things

I was fortunate to be chosen for the Micro Madness 2022 long list recently and my video reading is up today on the Flash Frontier YouTube channel. My piece is titled “Wild Horses” – yep, after the song. Big thanks to judges Meg Pokrass and Rose Collins for this honor. Congrats to all the short … More 3 Quick Things

In Memory

Dirt Cheap QueenIt was the hunt that you loved,your laser blue eyes scopingthe goods as you entered the store, linens beckoninglike flags in the Sun’s stare,sheets with innumerable thread counts,only the softest would do. You’d dig through the pile, mining for the gold. You saw the potential in the unwanted,the refused, the flawed,just as you … More In Memory

Riptide

Dream fluff shadows a thousandskin lathered summers,whispering sea spray, waxing ebb shine,an urge of fingers in hairand salt on tongues.Oh summer, bare your dreamson the wind,Crush on me again With partial help from The Oracle.

Night Bloom

Night BloomOur river path rustleswith ancient songDusk a blanket of fertile airTendriled moss thick and brightcovers a moist moon &we are a wild Eden seeding roses in rock Words chosen from the Nature Magnetic Poetry Kit.

Napowrimo 2022 day 29

Plus, we appear irrationalAnger is like a giant wave -We can surf it to solid landOrwe can let it wipe us out.Anger isn’t fuel, it’s acid.We are not righteous warriors,we are slaves kneeling under it.Don’t be a slave.Ride it, feel it, forget it. Thanks to artist Gaynor Kane and Paul Brooks of The Wombwell Rainbow … More Napowrimo 2022 day 29

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 28

The Lure of Lightparted the darknesslike her handsparted my hair, gentlybut intently, her fingers braided wavering strands over and under, first upthen down. The sea was always inside, restless, driven. Salt water dripped,a broken pearl necklaceleaving invisible traces, refracting light in shades of circling fins. We swam in twilight, tumbled, tried to hold onto passing … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 28

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 26

In the Mist: A CentoAnd anyway, what’s wrong with Maybe?Maybe our world will grow kinder eventually.Let me keep company always with thosewho say “Look!” and laugh in astonishment.You don’t hear such voices in an hour or day.It could mean something,it could mean everything, it could meanwhat Rilke meant, when he wrote:You must change your life, … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 26