#24 Here Comes the Sun, Sorta

fading night and waking day overcast and heavy clouds looking down on distant town twinkling blue with dots of lights shrill whistles, trills, songs fall from birds’ beaks gone berserk welcome day, welcome birds and all good things that come here.  

#23 The Slow March of Time

But, of course, you know I miss you you can see me down below in an instant I am weepy just a moment left to go before all who stand above me and to all still in the show come together in my presence and…

#22 Sargent’s Brush with Beauty

Madame X was all he could muster for the title saying her name was too painful for him He captured her breathless essence at her arrival blushing, she turned away from his hot gaze and his passionate brush.   There was never a better time…

#21 Shuck the Shoes

My bunions are gifts from my dad – they stay there’s no magic pill that can whisk them away but they make it hard to fit into shoes that are pointy or narrow or give me the blues. My flat feet are gifts from my children –…

#20 Almost Wild

A long time ago I sailed dark waters under the moon A solo figure gliding gently on motionless water My fingers tickled the surface, four tiny skiers in unison My breasts pressed to the deck and the stretching daughter reached to her inner depths on a…

#19 Missouri Blues

It will be 2045 before a solar eclipse comes to me when I am eighty-four. The closest place I can see it now is Liberty, Missouri.   Five and a half hours straight north.   Missouri has just been put on high travel alert by…

#18 Circus Acts

I never liked the lions or the trainer cracking his whip Maybe it was because they were too scary I think it’s because I sensed the violence. I never liked the elephants riding the ladies around in their feathers Maybe it was because they were too…

#17 My Loss/His Loss

So I read a scholarly study about married women who travel without their spouse. It said that these women are prone to travel to escape the sting of marital shrapnel that marks the absolute rule of a tyrant who belittles his wife then demands silence. The…

#16 Piglet’s Musings

And I like it very much when things are quiet when people are quiet mostly. And I find it hard to stay in control of my thoughts when my thoughts end up controlling me. And I daresay it is very nice when friends call when…

#15 Taino God

El Yunque peak in Puerto Rico is the mythological dwelling of Yúcahu   Yúcahu watches over the Taino people from his throne deep in the rainforest called El Yunque. He watches over the Taino people who were conquered by the Spaniards but who rise again. God of…