In the ocean of eyes, yours like a late summer pond, sunlight and darkness uniting, take me by surprise. How did I live not even knowing that I was waiting for you, not knowing that your slow-burning embers next to me, to me trembling to be with you, could make for such longing, such whole-hearted [...]
There are two things I hate getting in the mail. One is my Visa statement and the second… an invitation to someone’s Baby Shower! I am not talking about your typical familial one or a close friend, but it’s one of those obligated to go to acquaintance or work colleague situation where you are not [...]
The tutor plants the tiny seeds; words to dissect and analyse. Group discussion grows fresh phrases. Poignant thoughts fight hard to breathe, struggle through the dark abyss. Withered words are secateured. Paragraphs send their green shoots and ideas propagate the screen, to become white printed petals. Painful pruning, carefully done tidies the straggly manuscript and [...]
Beauty in Autumn Colorful leaves Rainbow in trees Gracefully dance With flecks of gold Shining iridescently Floating onto sacred ground In silence of earthly peace Tree of life branches out Embracing family history Connecting hearts Through all seasons of change Past to present solving mystery Strengthens love forever binding In solid oak of memory Shelly [...]
Something had to bend, to change. In the heat of an island, a miracle of desire spun through me while you, wrapped in your watery cocoon, clung to the web of my body. Had I known you were there, I would have wept with joy, but that would come soon enough. Undeterred by the odds, [...]
The humid, salt air seeped into Tracy’s nose, waking up the portion of her brain that processed childhood memories — the part that she’d purposely let fall into a quiet slumber for the last month. She walked uncomfortably in her skin, the memories of her and Shauna as kids on this beach in South Jersey [...]
A burden to labor so long, to feed with her body and water with her blood, this harvest that betrays her, that feigns growth and then retreats, bowed by wind or sharp tongues of rain, a force more powerful than her puny will. A burden to labor so long and yield only this – the [...]
Torpid as a slug crawling on concrete, fuggy cloud wrapped around my sticky limbs, I sit breathless in September heat. Watch black-haired men with sun-darkened skin crawl in their giant machines across Mill Creek bridge over summer-starved water and algae. White pickups begin and end the procession. Next comes a flat-bed loaded with shaker, then [...]
A clang on the metal trout nailed to our wooden door snaps me to attention You bring us tomatoes from your September garden and a few burgundy cockscombs clutched in your large male hand You feel bad that both are late and smaller than they should be We both know nature does what she wants [...]
Sweet peas cling to their climbing frame, a shower of mauve, pink and blue. Flowers emit their pure perfume in this enchanting view. The tangled stems daily produce a harvest of scented delight, like delicate tissue paper, natural, beautiful, bright. A small bunch tied with silken string will say more than words ever say, and [...]
We joined our neighbours for a feast to celebrate natures yearly gifts and ate homemade carrot soup. Large jacket potatoes filled plates, decorated with sweet tomatoes, and topped with fresh crisp coleslaw. The sun stayed up late warming us and pale elderberry wine cleared minds while garden chatter murmured. Plump fresh strawberries brought delight and [...]
It is the time of year When October steals the daylight. The stars shine a little brighter, The air more crisp than usual, Filled with pine and pollen And absent that forlorn sting Winter always brings With it’s snow flakes and Christmas lights. Yes, autumn arrives In her orange pumpkins And trick-or-treaters, The piles of [...]
I am learning to cultivate the art of nothing, to be still as a chandelier pendant in its crystal beauty and know I, too, am lovely in the sunlight of being. I cannot keep back the weeds, some good, some not of nuances and negotiations between greed and global leaders, the disparity between wealth and [...]
Yesterday is a small box closing Upon each one of my bones, those warriors. Primitive, I am a shadow of the woman ancestor Who sanctioned for me parts of herself. Small hands, those tiny caterpillars that bloomed And grew and wrinkled, and held on till time broke. Bright blue eyes, wishing specters, unwilling participants To [...]
Autumn is obviously a time of change and that’s why I choose to initiate this season, with a trip to the hair salon. For me nothing signifies a fresh start more than a new stylish cut and a shiny new hue. I like to rationalize that a change to my outer image will have a [...]
She searched the Island, from the Bronx to the Seaport, for something as spectacular as inspiration or Love. Inspiration she found flowing in a trickle under the tracks of the F line on 14th Street. Love remained more mysterious, though she searched high as the Empire State and low as the tunnel between 2nd and [...]
the soft torch of her life he burned down steadily year after year until she was just a jack-o-lantern flicker tiptoeing through the dry whisper of midnight corn full moon slung low curved like a sickle the horned owl with folded wings watched her passage into freedom’s catacombs with yellow eyes many skies had grown [...]
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