I restart the dryer for a third time to release warmth for cats who huddle outside near the vent. Cats who try to dart into the house at every opportunity. Creatures of comfort. We are all seeking some sort of comfort, I suppose. A shelter from a cold, harsh reality. I hear the hum … Continue reading february

a moment

It falls from the storybook like a pressed flower preserved between the weight of pages. The heft of life stashed sturdy with both great regard and regret. A book you stow away where only tiptoed reflection can reach. The novel that remains unfinished and unedited. The stories that have chapters but seemingly no stringing theme … Continue reading a moment

high & low

Sigh. It’s been a week. Found myself wanting to resign from the human race feeling not quite suited for it. Sense the cynicism squinting my eyes almond-shaped. Feel it trying to cinch my heart small, too. It’s misdirected (or undirected) anger, that cynical snare and glare. A narrowed view. A heart that won’t hope any … Continue reading high & low

counting down

Counting backward now Counting down Tallied marks like a prisoner etching a cell wall Maybe they are not days But moments Gone mad or glad clawing through bark Time runs from top to bottom Glissading down a slope Collecting a calendar year Into an hour glass A window sash inching toward the sill A door … Continue reading counting down

think tank

Been in a brainstorming powwow with some dear ones. It’s not your typical session of spewing ideas and seeing what sticks. It’s more like tossing out our bad ideas about things we can’t afford to be wrong about. I tend to lean toward bad ideas serving as a form of streamlining better ones. Meaning, once … Continue reading think tank