Blogging the Grief (#poem)

Tropical air breathing Lifts me when I'm grieving The death certificate arriving Reminds me I'm alive and thriving Those around me ignoring Dismissing me like that floors me I was here before them Who I am is without shame Their secrets they hide Until the day they died They dumped on me Instead of taking … Continue reading Blogging the Grief (#poem)

Beyond the Sea: Playlist Tribute to My Father

It's been a rough month and a month of celebration at the same time. Besides losing Skipper, our 18-year-old cat who was more son than pet, my father passed away this week, exactly two weeks after Skipper. Some of you know the story. After I met him as an adult, I wrote about it in … Continue reading Beyond the Sea: Playlist Tribute to My Father

My Favorite Words: Not What You’d Expect

I saw this article about favorite words written by one of my favorite writer friends, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, on Twitter this morning. We were in the same Chick Lit writing group back in the day. Anyway, her post sparked this blog post about my favorite words and why. I first became aware of having favorite words … Continue reading My Favorite Words: Not What You’d Expect

The Promised Land (#poem)

Tiny little towns lie in the Valley paved with gold Pickup trucks and cowboy boots lined with filth Rickety shacks and outdoor houses she didn’t have to choose Coats catching fire, coffee burns or so I’ve been told Two families from the same place take different paths to the Promised Land One chose north, the … Continue reading The Promised Land (#poem)