Remember

Do you remember when before mass recycling was a thing grocery stores had a corral of empty boxes you could take from? Furniture recycling was unknown, you fixed broken legs, upholstery restitched or replaced/ only when all options were exhausted did the derelict find its way to the landfill. Do you remember when, shopping wasn’t… Continue reading Remember

Who are We

** warning, this is the longest poem I’ve ever done! 😲 do you know who I am, how I feel and how I hurt deep down inside.  how the ignorance and prejudices of the world is desensitized to the needs of those who struggle. If you appear different no one looks at you, if your… Continue reading Who are We

For B.W.

tall like the Friendly Giant, dapper as Jiminy Cricket, as smart as Einstein, and as strong as Hercules. your presence comforting, your laughter infectious, quick witted funny a master of jokes and gags. a good-natured being a giving soul with friends aplenty and girlfriends too. you were my first—my first teenaged crush—teasing and kind oh… Continue reading For B.W.

Day 20!

Numbers Numbers on clocks and numbers on docks Numerals decimals and fractions galore Numbers on pages and numbers on cages Numerals as letters, bullets and more Numbers on locks and numbers on keys Numerals beside letters, and symbols above Numbers on phones cards, numbers on alleys Numerals on sundials, laptops and tablets Numbers made of… Continue reading Day 20!

Community

Day 19, better late than never! an alliance, and brotherhood, an association, gathering, of a fraternity, or group. the solidarity of individuals within a network of like-minded souls banded together in fellowship. an order, a league, platoon, or a brigade, the division within a team, a crew, or a sorority. a faction of millions struggling… Continue reading Community

Hello

Today’s prompt: write your own poem that provides five answers to the same question – without ever specifically identifying the question that is being answered. Slow to rise Eyes half shut Stumbles, trips over the cat in search of Coffee Rudely disturbed by an Abrupt weight landing on  My chest to explore  the length of… Continue reading Hello

Reflex

Day 17 one day late. warm fingertips press against nodes, hardened by toxins of tension and stress. soft lights, low soothing music, no sound other than muscles relaxing, stretching out. a sensation, an experience of being somewhere, someone else, on another plane without any pressure. a tender spot here, a knot there, give way to… Continue reading Reflex

Silence

The silence is catching, no one wants to breach it. The steady hum of the fridge, the whisper of traffic outside. Silence surrounds us replaces the din of useless bits of noise. Slamming doors, squealing tires, a couple in the midst of a fight. To sit and listen, really, truly listen to the still air… Continue reading Silence