Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Long

A Long

A long long long
time ago

When I was young
I liked the long
of it best of all

When making it
with no help at all
give me anatomy

A long long long
time ago

Where are you?

Where Are You?

I can't find you
you've slithered
through the door
I'm left alone

Where echoes 

Where are you?
you've slithered 
through the door
I'm alone

Sunday, October 28, 2012



I am pruned
new green
as I purple

All Hallow's Eve

All Hallow’s Eve

In caves they dwell
silky black hanging
from their feet

They drop down
silky black suits
they go to work

to take us down
robbing us of our

anyway they can
It has become ok
no offense to bats

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wind Rage

Wind Rage




Sunday, October 21, 2012



I created art tonight
     flung my aqua slip
over light brown leather
     it looked fine
over light brown leather

Sitting in the chair 
king pillow in aqua slip
over light brown leather
     looked fine 

A squall crossed 
     over the horizon
aqua sky pink clouds
uncontrolled tears
wet me down

Thursday, October 18, 2012



I am growing
not physically
I've done that

I am growing
accepting me
for who I am




Umbrella shades deeper
inherit excuses stand

Vowed thunder
light shifts
in childhood hands


Monday, October 15, 2012

Killer Canasta

Killer Canasta

It was an exhausting day
job interview, killer Canasta
stress sizzled in my brain
silly that I let it affect me
interview encouraging when
I hoped I would be convinced
or she would be convinced
that I wasn’t the person 

I hoped I would remember
the rules for Canasta, but
the rules had changed and
there was so much more to
keep track of and once I said
to a player, “Don’t yell at me”
that was an eye opener since
I hear that admonition often

A learning curve, what I do
that I was now receiving
she wasn’t yelling but she
had irritation in her voice
I got it, time well spent
which left me spent and yet
news, our daughter has
thyroid cancer, we are far

away and pray it is not bad
one of the good cancers if
ever there could be good
she was offered a place 
to repair by her Dad, but I
doubt this is a repair place
for her, since her Dad can’t
remember to be comforting

It was a day I took too seriously
I need to even out and be me
as I am, without fear of anyone’s
appraisal from where they
come from, which is different
than where I come from
to be open to different views
to grow with involvement

For now, I go to sleep 
perchance to dream
scenes of things I need to learn
or scenes of escape from stress
to lilt like a butterfly over pollen
rich flowers there for the taking
where I bury my nose  and then
sneeze, and sneeze, God Bless
God Bless

Saturday, October 13, 2012



His false charm
Willow’s her in 
to his crustyness

He is brittle
his gem sheathed
adonis fever

There is rustle
unbearable desire

Gasping for breeze
she is recovering

Its Been OK

Its Been OK

It's been Ok
almost relaxing
too, too fine

Wind has been
is raging
too, too fine

Heard the Owl
early morning
and again tonight

Its been Ok

Friday, October 12, 2012



Crazy always
held together
by sheer will
shaking times
not falling apart

Too close to
crazy always
I held on to me
held tight, held
to fall apart

Still holding on
crazy always
yet quite sane
in my insanity
it works
for me

Written for Marian's  music prompt at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads