Returning from Mexico

Last week I listened to the music of tropical birds wind through jungle foliage splashing surf and a mariachi band Back home I listen to the music of purring cats humming from the furnace crunching snow and a Spotify collection Travel broadens the mind Returning deepens appreciation for home Top photo taken in Riviera Maya, … More Returning from Mexico

Sweet Chariot

To my dad, the traveling salesman Swing low, sweet chariot Roll down the windows for the wind Swing low, sweet chariot Done my sales and drivin’ on in I look over Jordon and what do I see? Crossing or’ the Cumberland bridge A sweet pretty angel, my lovely GeeGee Calling me to our sweet home … More Sweet Chariot


The sun has set but she has not come home. Calling for her again and again, her little whiskered face does not appear at the front door or the door wall. The night air is calm with the new warmth of early spring. Yet, was there not a coyote in the back yard just last … More Lost

Apartment Hallway After Work

Through Strawberry Fields and Beyancé’s beat Through baba ghanoush and fresh bread aroma Toward mews of greetings behind locked doors Home     Day 10 Prompt:  Write a poem of simultaneity – in which multiple things are happing at once. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Sanguine Expectation

When you’re in a place where midnight shadows aren’t forbidding, a place with open windows to the world, a place where you collaborate with neighbors where even on a precipice, your roots hold strong because this place is your place, a place where you belong you can be at peace above contagious chaos because there’s no … More Sanguine Expectation

Room for Living

If you listen between the heirloom china cabinet and the Tiffany lamp by the sofa you can hear faint melodies of memories like tinkling crystals of a chandelier Deals dealt Announcements proclaimed Sacrifices and celebrations Secrets hidden Affection displayed Years of fury and comfort – Family life lived in the living room