Home Alone, adult style. All menfolk out of the house for the night. My evening plan to attend the roller derby nixed, though I could have attended had I gone in my own vehicle. (An option left unsuggested.) But, I shall sit outside in the cricketsong and honey-pinking sky against the mountains, with a favorite … Continue reading Harumph.
Nothing haunts me more than the things I never had the courage to say. Partnered with longing to take back spears thrown in the heat of battle, or the enmeshment of insecurities weaving a relationship fabric so warped, it serves as a battle flag to avoid that same slope and ditch in the future. Destiny. … Continue reading Vow in Autumn. (Poem)
Might take a while but I think we all recognize the "good" in "goodbye". Maybe not simultaneously or even assign it the same weight or meaning. Weightlessness is fine for wandering or aimlessly bobbing around, here and there. But there came a desire to be grounded, certain, and that never happened. It is then we … Continue reading Reveal.
'tis a gift, this life. How the heck did I get so lucky to -be here (one smart mother). -know what I know (open, curious, insatiable mind). -shepherd my child (excellent karma). -be loved by a handful of stellar souls (and I mean honestly Loved -- in that 4 AM, unconditional, whatever-you-need, take-you-as-you-are way we … Continue reading September 20.
Empty nest - what empty nest? Our nest has people. Some are not-quite mine, some (when they visit) are very much mine. Our nest is not empty. There is a dog here, and a man and a teenboy. And me. Not empty. But, it is not full, either. There's an essay going around social … Continue reading Forest Through.
August, the Sunday of the summer months. Suspending the start of autumn, an air of distracted denial in these late summer days. Our activities hum similarly round in their tune. Bring in the fruits for winter's cellar and holiday cheer. Relearn tying shoes and making lunch. End earlier to rise earlier Summer's growth spurt in … Continue reading Unapologetic Season. [Poem]