141 days tiptoed past my shuttered window undetected their spun cotton gait a mirror of my reticence When darkness pressed, worry devoured my muse relentless words withered off each fingertip, scattered petals 3,384 silent hours slid, sleek and stealthy unrecorded formless and void without frame of language When the churning tides of… Continue reading After the Silence
It was ‘most eleven when, I retired the caps of teacher and mother Climbed into bed next to my husband, who only sighed, and Rewarded myself with another night’s sleep The dog howled at midnight, insisting upon a trip outside Some child was up, ushering in the witching hour, When she emerged a conversation, then… Continue reading Sleep Deprivation Poem
Somewhere just above my belly not quite to my heart the simmering churning sparking begins yet again words rise to the surface they will be noticed pebbles in a shoe peas buried twelve mattresses deep like a glow of orange burning the horizon fire sparked at the edge of the sky uncontrolled, it engulfs the… Continue reading Birth of a Poem
In creative writing class Professor Herring stressed villains must be nuanced if they are to be accepted believed embraced by the discerning reader No one is pure evil even Hitler loved a kitten once And I thought of my villains David- Clubber of baby seals and other fat things. Mike- Whiskey fueled cruelty… Continue reading Villains
In 2013, inspired by Pinterest and, frankly, sick of my own body image crap, I decided to become a blogger. I would write about beauty, fat, our culture, and loving my body. And why not? Who better qualified to be a fatshionista than me? I certainly had no shortage of opinions on the subject. My sense… Continue reading Trust Me, I’m a Blogger
Ya’ll, I love the spotlight. Really. I’m all about a captive audience. Drop me down in front of a classroom. Doesn’t matter if it’s a 50 minute schedule or a 3 hour period, I’ll have plenty to say. Shoot, I’ll probably run over and get checked by the bell. And, O, social media! Four hundred… Continue reading An Audience of One
WordPress sent me a little congrats this week- it seems I have hit the one year mark for my blog. For a woman known for her strong starts and little to no follow-through, this is a serious accomplishment. In one year, I’ve been so blessed by this platform from which to share my writing. I’ve… Continue reading Something to Celebrate!