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

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 25

EdgesI love days when sun and moon play together overhead, when the moon is a slice of whipped cream piewhile the sun is a blanket wefeel but acknowledge only from the edges of our eyes.I am a morning person, grabbingevery sunbeam and moon pie, holding on for more and more and moreof that. Every morningoutrunning … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 25

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 24

We’ve Always Been HappyWe were together again last nightsitting on the patio in our old aluminumlawn chairs, ice clinking in our gin and tonics playing cymbalswith the low beat from the radio. Smallanimals rustled in the underbrushat the bottom of the garden as the hoot of an owl wafted on the wind.We chatted about the … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 24

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 23

Each Minute, Each YearAfter the thickness of night, a salty morningmoistened by invisible strands of Gulf Streamthat I imagine are yellow like saffron meltinginto another day and another day. I watchtwo women stroll down the sidewalk, arms swinging like pulleys back to home and family, drivers zip by in a kaleidoscope of madness and metal, … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 23

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 22

Cruising the FestListen to the whirl of guitar & drum ridingon the breeze with whiffs ofThe Big River & roast beef po boysListen to the rustle & crunch ofpeople clapping, feet dancingin a crush of bodies & funWatch nimble fingers plucking stringsof steel, hair flying like freedom on fireWatch an elderly gentleman, dapperin dark suit … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 22

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 20

The Body is LonelyCity lights shine outside the windows making an aural gleamabove my tree lined neighborhood. On nocturnal walks I search for Venus and Mars, marvel at The Seven Sisters when they allow a peek,map the moon’s walk across the sky,the chains of gravity holding down my feet.In late fall I set my alarm … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 20