One of Those Small Moments That Come Back As Random Memories (a vignette)

I started out writing this as a poem, but quickly discovered that it needed to take a different form: I remember the smart young woman in the first car of the subway. She usually had a little too much blush, and wore what we referred to as an eggshell skirt* (because of its shape). She was [...]

Watercolors (a poem)

One more rumination on the recent news (partly inspired by a photograph)… The lines are fuzzy the edges unclear the colors muted the atmosphere dull and hazy It sums up the way I feel it fits my mood at the moment black and blue and indistinct deeply bruised yet barely there I can’t make sense [...]

Green (a poem)

The August 22nd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to choose a color, then write a poem using only images of that color. I didn't quite do it that way, but it worked for me. It's the color of the trees around me [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day 22 (April 22, 2013)

Ignoring today's prompt; writing a pastoral poem doesn't interest me. The shadow of the chair in the morning sun, like a lion about to strike. The warmth and the distraction remind me I have things to do. Sounds come in from off the streets outside; the roar of the traffic ebbs and flows. The skies [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #13 (April 13, 2013)

Today's prompt is to take a walk, make notes, and incorporate them into a poem. Well, this wasn't that kind of a day. So, instead of an actual walk, I took a mental walk through the day, and noted a few impressions… Reflections on a Saturday I You! You had one thing what you had [...]