The King and I

I was searching for a little stress relief in a last minute cram session…. When what delicious bliss should bear presence upon my ravenous ears….. Little Wing, ripping off the lengths of a Soul Blown Microphone….. tickling and giggling those fret-filling fingers, all the way down to my toes. (Oh, my soul for some blues!) […]

Homage

It was just a walk by, but my side eye caught a glance, Of my silken silouhette, dancing pirouette, broom in hand. From this angle, line of sight, Reflection mirrored in new light. These curves and these dimples, how they shined and glistened. Like the floors I’d been sweeping And the tubs I’d been scrubbing. […]

So This Is It

Years of running, one broken down door to the next. One thousand, five thousand, ten thousand dollars paid to end my life. Sometimes it was only a quarter ounce, a dime bag, a line. My life clearly not worth much, not to thee, or me, or even police Used as bait and tossed aside, with […]

Trust The Fall

I have suffered immeasurable losses.  Sure, my losses can be quantified; their ratios rationalized to juxtapose the impressions left as scars.  But the mass that weighs on my soul can not be scaled or justified. Sometimes it feels like an endless battle, denied enough time to wipe the blood off our eyes before the bell rings.  Perpetually caught […]

Lazy Parenting Tip #69

Parenting always starts with the best intentions.  I’m going to limit screen time, spend quality time with my children every day, and cook homemade meals that are delicious and deceptively nutritious. Except there is just not enough time in the day and way too many shows to stream on Netflix.  Myself, I am the queen of good intentions […]

Grass Charmer

You have to pull the grass out just so; and not just any piece of grass. It should be a fairly thick piece that is wider than your thumb, and longer too.  The longest blades of grass should be left to complement the wind as it sings across the prairie; the smaller blades stay to […]