Shot

A shotwill it takeso I can be anold woman wearinga golden shirtdancing to songssung in a languageI don’t understand I got my second vaccine today. Woo Hoo! Top image from CDC courtesy of Unsplash. Lower image from a YouTube video by Playing for Change of the song, Chan Chan.

What the Living Do*

Sometimes we sing Always we breathe Sometimes we love Always we touch Sometimes life brings us to laugh Always hearts beat in our chests Sometimes we dance in the rain Always blood runs through our veins Sometimes we grieve for a loss Always we long for a peace Sometimes we’re tranquil inside of turmoil Always … More What the Living Do*

Never

When I was eleven, I was sure I’d never stop dancing ballet I would grow up, move to New York and dance with the ABT what I didn’t know then was those were the days the good ole days when I’d never eat a tomato but Never is such a limitation it leaves out serendipity … More Never

Two-step Snow

  New snow covers a layer of ice that tops yet another layer of snow. The cat sinks to her belly with each of her steps, but footprints made by heavy boots are more involved.  With each step, the boot sinks softly at first, then crunches unexpectedly through ice, then finally sinks, sinks again to … More Two-step Snow

Impermanence

In a studio each day with the corps de ballet Then a teacher for children struggling to read A single mom of a son with no experience with boys Those identities, impermanent  A technical writer penning Help for app users A designer for professors putting courses online A stay-at-home mom while their dad traveled for … More Impermanence

Bridge World

At dawn I walked in the park toward the bridge connecting a lake and a creek. In the lake a flock of mallards were swimming a circle dance, dipping to bathe then stretching their necks, waving their wings then shaking tail feathers all while quacking and splashing in circles. I leaned on the railing, the … More Bridge World