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3am: Mabel’s New Frenemy

I ascend stairs…or they appear as stairs or steps or…all I know when I lift my leg up and step, something meets my foot. I move one more up and up. Exasperated, I don’t understand why he isn’t slowing down. His back moving further up and away. Up and away. Up and away from me. […]

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Lucille Clifton – A Poet of my Heart

She created poems with such an understanding and intimacy of words. Evoking a symbiotic relationship between the words and the space around them. what the mirror said By Lucille Clifton   listen, you a wonder. you a city of a woman. you got a geography of your own. listen, somebody needs a map to understand […]

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The Adventures of Mabel*

*Tentative title for a little writing experiment of mine. It’s a very rough first drafting of the foibles and fables of Mabel. She is the newly 30 year old leading character I search for in other books. A Woman. W-O-M-A-NNNN. And also a girl. Age 10 and just before the world and all its opinions […]

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Lately –

Break ups happen. Happened. Happening. And I gave away all of my books from the previous break up. Because I didn’t anticipate breaking up- -again. So Here’s how I’m coping cajoling crooning my sensitive self to sleep: Nailed It Netflix Nicole Byer- -clutch. High on saying “Hi!” to strangers across the street across the plexi-glass […]

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Resilience Rising

Ughhhghghghhhghghhghghghghghghg. Now that we got that out of the way. Admittedly, I feel rocked and rough around the edges. Living in the guest bedroom of my mom’s Nevada home. Waiting for a letter from Unemployment. Missing my relationship and our cat and the dreams for our future. Here’s the thing, nothing went drastically wrong. Life […]

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