Hungry

If I go to bed hungryghosts will leave me aloneespecially hungry ghosts thatlike to eat my peace If I go to bed hungryfairies will dance on my belly sprinkling magic fairy dustthat transforms into manna If I go to bed hungrymoonlight will quench my thirstwith colorful dreams that carry methrough the arc of sleep If … More Hungry

Winter Morning

filtered water fills the cup going up an octave as it reaches the brim coffee maker sputters syncopation to the wind chime song beside the window peppers sizzle in a pan avocado slices frame the plate whipped egg with spices waits for its turn in the skillet snow has fallen during the night porch needs … More Winter Morning

Paying Attention to My Attention

Eating my breakfast eggs, sipping on my coffee trying to pay attention as I read an essay on the pitfalls of the practice of attempting to multitask Inspired by How to Concentrate When You’re Distracted: We’re worse at multitasking than we think in Tricycle magazine. Photo by Milada Vigerova courtesy of Unsplash

Morning Activity

She glowed a bright verb at sunrise She steamed a hot verb with coffee She penned short verbs in her journal And giggled a pun verb while making a whish She sliced up a soft verb while toasting the bread She sizzled a sunny verb cooking her eggs She thwarted most grim verbs as she … More Morning Activity

Pancakes for Supper

Mom prepared a healthy meal for us each night and morning, too, for that matter even though she worked outside the house unlike the moms of my friends who stayed home and ironed, drinking Coke-a-Cola while watching As the World Turns But every once in a while when Daddy was out of town on business … More Pancakes for Supper