Sentience (first draft)

It’s day 10 of #NationalPoetryMonth. Today I’m publishing a poem in progress. This is a first draft and is not finished. First an experience happened: four deer stepped out onto the road and walked directly toward my car down the middle of the road,...

Our Home is a Poem

Happy National Poetry Month, day 6! Today I created a found-object poem. I took 20 snapshots of words and images around our home and made a poet out of them. Fun! Our Home is a Poem You are here welcome you rock grab a beach bucket an empty journal or some art...

Almost Imperceptibly Earth

Celebrating National Poetry month by writing a poem a day in April. Today, a springtime nursery rhyme showed up…   Almost Imperceptibly Earth opens when we welcome shifts when we dance riffs when we improv crinkles when we laugh slows when we listen aches...

content to be everything

April is National poetry month in the U.S. I’m writing a poem a day to celebrate this year. Happy April!   Content to Be Everything lit from above warming green leaves with dusted-red edges unfurl new learning of selves connected I am leaf branch tree...

Our Disease, Our Story

Nine years have passed since we first noticed significant changes in mom. Seven years since the official doctor’s diagnosis: Alzheimer’s disease. Back then we blindly accepted the experts’ truths, stories, and definitions as our own. We picked up the...

Gunman Me

flash poetry for Sabina Giado   She showed up in my feed after the shooting saying the wisest of things: “We all really need to examine ourselves and think about what separates us from these gunmen. Patience. Compassion. Humility. Humanity. Will we give those...

Voice of a Leader

a little flash poetry for Jeffrey David Zacko-Smith   And when discussing qualities of effective leaders So many people list communication balance being authentic walking your talk many people And So many others. It just gets confusing to someone someone to me....

From the Women Who Called Forth the Muse

a little flash poetry, for Steph Kent Amidst yet another abstract conversation among the wisest of men Steph showed up fully asking: I’d be interested, if you’re game to share, what you found after the failure of forgiveness? Oh! lovely witness question...

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