NaPoWriMo 2022 day 9

Beauty or BeastVegetables sit in a shaft of sunlighton the kitchen table waitingfor the prick of a knife or an appreciative eye. Isn’t that justlike Life? It’s been a busy day, so far. I participated in a writing workshop facilitated by the wonderful Kathy Fish and generated three beginnings of something or other, lol. It … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 9

NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 8

A Moment of Regret, ForgottenHe left her at the quaysidein a gloaming Sunday in May,gazing across the River Tyneat The Black Middens, visions of tearing flesh, crashing bones, and the freezing North Sea as cold as his stone heartOh well. He smelled like fish, anyway. Happy Friday! I fell down a rabbit hole with this … More NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 8

NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 7

Moving DayYou held the key to my heartfor a timeIt’s trite but trueI was a cliche -a red convertible on the PCHa drunken tourist on Bourbon Streeta country come to town in NYCCliches are created by shared experiencesWe shared nothing of substancea mythology of kinship, an unfurnished roomYou were a cackling crowwho shut the door … More NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 7

NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 6

Too Close, Too Far AwayA strange bed sets a fluid stage, transposedin reflected lightof oranges and goldsheat lightning disappearslike confronted ghosts frightenedof a full stareYou brought me to this placethat was only a mirage in my mindA shimmer behind cloudsNow it surrounds me with itsstrangenessChameleon days slipping through my hands It’s heat lightning turning usinto … More NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 6

NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 4

Broken EggsLittle girl isfocused on not disturbing the eggshells on the floor orstraying outside the lines slippery yolks scrambleher balanceone day a smothering then a smatteringthen a smothering againYet she watches a dawn breaking new magic every day sees a clean chance every dayfor eggs that are freshand whole With thanks to artist Gaynor Kane … More NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 4

NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 3

Ode for a GardenerWe should use lilies as currency,Carry them in pouches on our backs, their ruffledPetals surrounding our heads inCrowns of pink and purpleWe could trade their happy faces for asparagus And translucent green onions for a spring salad,Or for dresses made of spider webs and fern.Lilies bloomed round my grandfather’s house,His hands securing … More NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 3

Clipped Wings

It’s Prosery Monday at dVerse Poetry Pub. Today Merril challenges us to write a prose piece of no more than 144 words including the following quote: “I am bombarded yet I stand.”From Adrienne Rich, “Planetarium” My piece is titled “Clipped Wings”. Your ceramic bird fell and shattered like our dreams of a long, shared life. … More Clipped Wings

Daisy Chains

bathed in showers of sunlightpetals wave to me in silken exclamation pointssweetly pliantI bend and weave them together into a long line of hugsearth and sun warmedaround my necka feathery amulet against the world A little poem for the dVerse Poets Pub writing prompt to write a poem using only concrete nouns, subject matter, and … More Daisy Chains