Poem: Love Is Not

Poem: Love Is Not

Someone once said to me that poems ought not to need explanation, but some do. I differ in opinion because it suits me. This is a poem about Love and Love is not. – Before I knew anything hard or cruel like the world is I believed in fairy tales with one dubious...
An Exchange of Words

An Exchange of Words

The Writer I would write you a letter, with ink and pen on thick paper that feels good in your hands. I’d like to leave the weight of my words with you, a deep impression on the page. I’d like to know you received it, took it into your hands, ran your...
She Undresses.

She Undresses.

It begins with the shoes. The red shoes. They hardly come out of the closet these days, but when they do – her walk is lifted, the tilt of her hips just ever so much more swung from left to right. Everything else is for her or for them, but the shoes – the...
Poems at a Distance

Poems at a Distance

Distance, figuratively through a lens or over physical miles, brings a focus and perspective to the human experience; particularly in my case to a sense of connection and disconnection. When I am away, in those first few moments and days of separation, whether I am...
Edith’s Omelettes.

Edith’s Omelettes.

A short story about Edith who can’t remember how to make an omelette. She may be losing her mind slowly or just rediscovering the joy of using the F word. There’s a little language, be warned if that’s offensive. Edith’s Omelettes. The omelette...
Poem: Ten Thousand Million Atoms Deep

Poem: Ten Thousand Million Atoms Deep

I’ve often gone through periods in my life of rising in the early morning or taking respite in the late afternoon to write with pen to page. Often these minutes are a way of emptying the endless-seeming thoughts in my head on to¬† a page, captured where I have no...