Strength

They cleaned your upper lip

Cleared your mouth of blood

Checked your teeth Continue reading

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Cherry Picking Season

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Cherry Picking Season

There was something primal in the meandering way he gazed at her. Like she was a bowl of cherries, and he could never have just one.

 

Sascha Darlington

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Whole #amwriting

I won’t say you made me feel irrelevant that was on me, for having chosen badly, believing every scornful word you uttered “out of love”. You showed me levels of ugly so in contrast to your beautiful face I now have a map delineating darkness. Each morning, I raise my face to the sun, warm rays caress away any remaining edges of shade.

I am alone

but I am whole.

Z is for Zoo #atozchallenge #amwriting

Tis the end.

 

At the Zoo

I come to the National Zoo as often as I can. I love to watch the elephants. There are haters, I know. Sitting here, I’ve heard it all, none particularly astonishing: Continue reading

Y is for Yosemite #atozchallenge #amwriting

 

Take a Hike

Behind our motel room the Merced roars over rocks sounding as if you are in constant danger of being swept from your room. Our earlier disagreement has us clinging to the edges of the queen bed, not even seeking each other’s warmth despite the malfunctioning air conditioner pouring artic frost on us. Continue reading

X is for Xanadu #atozchallenge #amwriting

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I Give You Xanadu

My once fiancé promised me Xanadu, a home of notable wealth, modernity, and style, a place to keep me happy with everything I could possibly want, except for two: him and children. The first was not said although the second was. Continue reading

T is for Tuttle’s Tavern #atozchallenge #amwriting

Don’t ask me why (okay, you can, just don’t expect a good answer 😉 ) but I was skipping “T” today and moving straight on to “U.” Shrug. I dunno. I didn’t think I had any issues with “T.” Maybe I’ve discovered one?

Packaging

Cassie is always a little mystified (read hurt, she’s hurt) when someone doesn’t like her. What makes people have snap judgments? She’s knows it must be something about her looks. After all, what else could they base it on? Continue reading

Parallel Universe

This should probably have been reserved for a Music Monday post but when I saw “parallel” the song started echoing in my head, which doesn’t take much effort because I’ve been revisiting the best of the Red Hot Chili Peppers lately. Continue reading

Fate Strikes Again

but this time it’s a good thing.

Last night I was desperately (that in itself was probably part of the problem) trying to ketchup with the A to Z challenge, get my Friday Fictioneers story done, because I hate to miss that one, and maybe get some poetry written. Continue reading

Testing Fate?

After last night’s proclamation that I would have a writing deluge, the power went out for over 12 hours. Now, the thought of pretending to be Jane Austen writing by candlelight did occur to me, somewhat. I guess I’ve gotten spoiled by typing away on my laptop, which I could have done, and maybe, in retrospect, should have done. But you never know how long the power’s going to be out, especially when nothing was actually happening at the time to make it go out; also I knew I’d need it for real work today. Continue reading