Oak Tree and Fern

“Beauty was all around them. Unsuspected tintings glimmered in the dark demesnes of the woods and glowed in their alluring by-ways. The spring sunshine sifted through the young green leaves. Gay trills of song were everywhere. There were little hollows where you felt as if you were bathing in a pool of liquid gold. At … More Oak Tree and Fern

NaPoWriMo Day 27

Pink Moon 5 a.m. & the moon looms large in my pollen-streaked window, tree branches knocking across her surface. It’s been ages since  I’ve been awake in this early morning  hour, I’ve forgotten how solid the night  can be, empty of ghosts in the closet  and monsters under the bed –  they only seem to … More NaPoWriMo Day 27

NaPoWriMo Day 22

Patience Fallow days find me watching Monty Don, his busy hands digging, pulling, planting – and dreams of zucchini (corgettes!),squash, and chili’s dance in my head. Every vegetable and flower that might grow in my hot, humid climate gets a notation in my notebook while I find myself thinking in British-eze. But in my life … More NaPoWriMo Day 22

NaPoWriMo Day 21

Kiss Redux I need dusk ‘til dawn to turn my world particular I want extra time to talk dirty to be flirty to maybe have a good time To dance my world particular * This wee verse is a found poem created from the lyrics to “Kiss” by Prince. Today is the anniversary of his … More NaPoWriMo Day 21

NaPoWriMo Day 10

Palm tree trembles and sways beats wild music near my window while I clutch my quilt to my chin * I didn’t follow a prompt today because I’ve been busy with other things. We had storms last night into the early morning. I was awakened at 5:30 by a very high wind that was thrashing … More NaPoWriMo Day 10

NaPoWriMo Day 1

Polychrome I want to snuggle into your skin, see through your eyes, tilt your nose up to the sky & take a deep  drought of your breath. Is your brain messaged by  Octopus tentacles, millions of suction cups kissing your cerebellum? Is your understanding prickled by the toes of earth’s creatures? Is your empathy colored … More NaPoWriMo Day 1

Recent Publications

I have an interview with Flash Fiction writer Tara Isabel Zambrano in the new issue of The Citron Review. Many thanks to JR Walsh and the team of Editors for accepting this piece for their ZEST page. The entire issue is stellar and I hope y’all will settle in for a read of all the … More Recent Publications