Today I feel like sludge inside. It flows out of my feet. I see it creep across the lawn and up into the trees, which are bare of their leaves. I walk the orchard to see over the hill. The wind blows my hair up and I stand in those trees until my mindContinue reading “Sludge (a Poem)”
Red cardinal swoops Hawk’s white wings spanning in chase Blood in the winter.
Snow and sleet falling Ice drops stick to tree branches Rainbow icicles.
Her lips turn blue as she shivers with cold and she wonders how she’s gotten so old. Her hands are gnarled, they can’t knit anymore; her shoulders cave in – they never get warm. Folks bring her clothes: sweaters, shawls and gloves; she knows that they try so hard out of love. Continue reading “The Crone (a Poem)”
In honor of National Chocolate Cake day: Sweet warm gooey mess Frosting dripping across plate Finger-licking crumbs.
A woman contains a mind that weighs reason, that absorbs and evaluates and then discards. A woman contains a heart that pumps blood, that can love, that can be broken. A woman contains blood that flows with life force, that leaks out through cracks, that kills in its absence. A woman containsContinue reading “A Woman Contains (a Poem)”
What is this I see? It’s no snow in January. Where has the snow all gone? Global warming, anyone? Growing up in Minnesota in winter, we always had a coat on. Shoveled the sidewalk in New York, to get to the snow blower, for easier work. Though at times I think California’s climate is theContinue reading “This Ohio Winter”
Pour sparkling bubbly Enflame with midnight kisses Abhor morn’s sunshine.
For many years I found Christmas cards a lovely communication, but now when I think of writing them out, they only bring me frustration. Who will send me cards this year? Friends and family I see and chat with everyday? Or only those who receive them from me… I think it is time forContinue reading “Christmas Cards”
Colored lights twinkle Desserts’, cookies’, pies’ scents waft Lively music plays.