Quiet Flutter

Calm water ripple photograph

I have no rhymes for you, no metaphors And sonnets are old-fashioned. I could compare you to something beautiful, Compare you to the Moon undressing of her pride To bathe in a turquoise lagoon Garlanded with coral reefs And fanned by palms and birds of paradise. But you are nothing like that You are Swish-whoosh-twinkle-twinkle-flutter-flutter … Continue reading Quiet Flutter



Sunset over hills. blue sky

Why do you make me sad even when you make me happy? What is it in your laughter that wounds me even as it makes me whole? And why does your silence carry the weight of burdens yet to come? Your looks sometimes are arrows. Your words sometimes are spears. When anger comes upon you … Continue reading Gradients

10 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner About Writing

Blank pages pen and map with magnifying glass and glasses

1 You can never finish a story or a poem – you can only abandon it. 2 Love and writing don’t always get along – sometimes you have to choose. 3 To aim for perfection in writing (beyond grammatical perfection) is to rewrite the fun out of writing. 4 Writing is a refined addiction but … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner About Writing