Sleep Deprivation Poem

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

Phoenix Girl

My storybook changeling, aching for flight’s freedom You wish for fairy’s wings Turnabout and dream of the sea’s cool embrace ’round a silver-scaled tail. Yet, neither wind nor water has quenched your coals of innate soul-fire Phoenix girl born from the smoldering ashes of a mother’s final flame Lips the color of blood smeared across… Continue reading Phoenix Girl