NaPoWriMo Day 20

Everything is Temporary My grandmother had a blood red rose that twirled around a post on her front porch. There’s a picture of me standing next to it when my eyes were still fresh and she was in the kitchen cooking tiny butter beans just picked that morning by my grandfather’s hands. Thumbing through the … More NaPoWriMo Day 20

Book Recommendation: Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot

West Virginian V.C. McCabe has created a startling body of work in Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, her debut book of poetry. While these poems are written about the people and events of her life in Appalachia, don’t assume there’s no connection to life outside. Although, certainly, the work is full of details specific … More Book Recommendation: Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot

Women of Flash

Now that Napowrimo is over, I’m settling back into my routine of morning online reading. This is my time to look for wonder-full flash and poetry and get lost in other places and other lives. There are many good writers out there but there are also some exceptional ones. Here’s a few of those writers … More Women of Flash

803 Monroe

I needed to call you but I’d forgotten your number, the one I always thought was burned into my memory — for hours I anxiously thumbed through white and yellow pages, forgetting then remembering your name. Between the pages I could see your dining room, the floor tile cracked like a spider’s web, the old … More 803 Monroe