Tag: poem

  • 2021-10-12 Stopping to Smell the Hibiscus 🌺

    2021-10-12 Stopping to Smell the Hibiscus 🌺

    I often spend too much time worrying about not being productive enough. Always pushing myself into the next thing, and the next and next. Never stopping to savor the success of what I did yesterday or last week or last year.  In 2020 I received my MFA in Writing from the University of Nebraska and […]

  • 2021-02-11 A Quick Trip on the Memory Train

    2021-02-11 A Quick Trip on the Memory Train

    I’m walking. I’m walking. I’ve got nothing today. A full set list of stuff to get done today while I’m stranded at home. Jeep won’t start again and is parked at Jim’s office. He took my car to work today.  It’s ok because it’s the first day of my period (cuz I know you wanted […]

  • 2020-12-18 Time Doesn’t Give a Reason

    2020-12-18 Time Doesn’t Give a Reason

    It just runs and rolls and takes the days away. Years lost inside fragments of fractured mirrors or broken bottle glass strewn across the lawn, bits so small and clustered they look like the tee-box of hole nine. You know the one. Hard as hell to hit from because of the stampede of cottonwood trees […]

  • 2020-08-25 Reading Past Repetition to Get to the Good Stuff

    2020-08-25 Reading Past Repetition to Get to the Good Stuff

    There’s no way I’m not going to not be tired today. That’s what less than four hours of sleep does to a person.  Impossibly, it was not because of performance anxiety over the two hour training session I’m supposed to conduct today with a group of folks I’ve never met before. Incredibly I could not […]

  • 2020-07-04 Cheers to New Poetry and Spending Quality Time this 4th of July 🌟

    2020-07-04 Cheers to New Poetry and Spending Quality Time this 4th of July 🌟

    I’m leading with the poem I wrote yesterday instead of including it as an afterthought at the end. The tag line? “Look Ma, it’s a Love Poem!!” Driving Toward Sunset on July 2nd Yesterday was a pretty good day. I had two good virtual catch up sessions with friends, I attended a poetry workshop where […]

  • 2020-03-31 Crisis, Evolution, Kaczynski, and Poetry.. Oh My!

    If you’re into drama and the sob-story of a broken cookie, I’m all about that today. If you’re here for the poetry, skip to the end… Yesterday I was hoping to send my thesis preface and manuscript revisions off early in the day. You know, release myself from the hold it had on me. But […]

  • 2019-11-22 A Love Letter for Today

    2019-11-22 A Love Letter for Today

    A Love Letter for Today   My words are a love letter. To love is a verb which doesn’t always mean the same thing as it did the day before. The bible says that it is patient and kind but i find more often than not, it can also be lonely and wanting and hopeful […]

  • 2019-05-18 It’s Finally Here

    2019-05-18 It’s Finally Here

    Yesterday was my last day on contract. (I promise this post is not about work, again). Today is the first day of my new life. How Many Moons Does it Take? It will be many moons before I let go of feeling ultimately responsible for any outcome but I’m done with that life for now. […]

  • 2018-11-28 These Are Strange Times

    Here I sit in a random dentist office in the middle of the Universe. It might not be accurate to say Earth is in the middle of the Universe, but I suppose any planet that is not at the edge of the Universe is technically in the middle. Maybe not the center, but who knows, […]

  • 2018-10-10 When the Situation Calls For Chaos (or Poetry, Take Your Pick)

    Strange Times Cats and cats getting along like republicans and democrats, yeah just like that / scratches appear across fingers crossed / keep your arms and legs inside the moving vehicle at all times / it was the worst of times, it was the worst of times / I’m afraid nobody will ever be nostalgic […]