Friday, August 23, 2013

B is 4

B is for birthday cake and
Brian EVERywhere
A virtual comment ninja
He must warp time
It's the only way he could be
At every website I see
EVery singLe One
Faster than a speeding mouse
Click, he's there
Able to write every day
And visit everyone too
It's magic, it's talent
And I thank you

It's Brian's birthday and he challenged us to write a 55 word story/poem. I think this is more like a greeting card... it's the thought that counts right?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cut Outs

At dusk
Shoulders pressed against
The creased bark of an oak tree
Become a singularity
No longer 3D
Simple cut outs
Against the sky
Arms branching
Toes rooted
In the softness
Of the night

This is offered for OLN at  My science background won't let me just leave the misuse of singularity alone.. It was a fun word to play with, as in "becoming one with the tree"..clearly not really a singularity ;-)    Inspired by warm summer nights when you notice how the light can shift reality. :-)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sweet Nothings

Billions of voices
Rise into the stratosphere
Yet in that thin air
They all disappear
The cries, speeches,
Laughter, shrieks
Stretch, flatten into
Mere wisps floating in
The abyss of dark space
Perhaps a star or comet
Might snag a vowel
Or consonant and keep it
Hanging by its stem or
Snuggled in its orbit
Humming sweet nothings
In harmony
With the uni-verse

A poem prompted by Mary's invitation at Poetry Jam to write a poem inspired by Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" a song that has always inspired me with it's amazing words "like silent raindrops fell"  but always left me with a sense of deep sadness "ten thousand people...people writing songs that voices never shared..."   So, started in one direction ended up in another...:-)  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Some Days I just Wonder

Able to jump three weeks of laundry
In a single bound
Grocery shop, make meals
And scream without a sound
Help with homework
Help find sneakers
Help clean messes
Help wipe tears
Help at school
And Help keep peace
Won't someone
Help her, please?

For Poetry Jam at, Brian asked us to write about a superhero—flashed back to when the kids were small and my man and I were working 60 hours, barely finding time to breathe. Plus, I've always loved that name “Wonderwoman” :-)