Monthly Archives: May 2012

b ~ Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap

Dear Me, (about to enter your senior year of high school) There will be times when you are unsure what you are doing. Quite often in fact. Yet I hope you will persist. It’s difficult to face this truth, but

b ~ Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap

Dear Me, (about to enter your senior year of high school) There will be times when you are unsure what you are doing. Quite often in fact. Yet I hope you will persist. It’s difficult to face this truth, but

a ~ Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap

One summer during college I worked as a caregiver for an elderly woman, Mrs. S., who lived by the ocean three months of every year. I drove her to restaurants; I washed her windows, I drove her home to Boston every

a ~ Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap

One summer during college I worked as a caregiver for an elderly woman, Mrs. S., who lived by the ocean three months of every year. I drove her to restaurants; I washed her windows, I drove her home to Boston every

b ~ Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,

Ah, those chimney sweeps. At a certain time of year, when the air starts to have a crispness to it, I read a book at storytime called “When Autumn Comes.” As I read and the children look at the photos of leaves and

b ~ Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,

Ah, those chimney sweeps. At a certain time of year, when the air starts to have a crispness to it, I read a book at storytime called “When Autumn Comes.” As I read and the children look at the photos of leaves and

a ~ Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,

These days we aren’t lighting fires for warmth. It’s purely a comfort thing. B and I, in the midst of a Tuesday or Thursday when we are at home and the rest of the world is occupied elsewhere, we pack

a ~ Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,

These days we aren’t lighting fires for warmth. It’s purely a comfort thing. B and I, in the midst of a Tuesday or Thursday when we are at home and the rest of the world is occupied elsewhere, we pack

a ~ Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains

The first summer we lived here our well went dry. Drought – we had no idea water conservation was a thing you should do when you live in the country and rely on that covered pit beside the house for

a ~ Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains

The first summer we lived here our well went dry. Drought – we had no idea water conservation was a thing you should do when you live in the country and rely on that covered pit beside the house for

b ~ Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains

I am an optimist, a believer, I have faith in my imagination and trust in the visions of others. Not so that I wear the t-shirt and loudly proclaim it, rather it’s a secret that I hold in my heart.

b ~ Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains

I am an optimist, a believer, I have faith in my imagination and trust in the visions of others. Not so that I wear the t-shirt and loudly proclaim it, rather it’s a secret that I hold in my heart.

b ~ Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,

I invited some words to tea on handmade invitations that I posted in the mail. Everyone replied except for Whatchamacalit– his came back marked Return to Sender. Address Unknown. I readied the house and baked every recipe I had been

b ~ Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,

I invited some words to tea on handmade invitations that I posted in the mail. Everyone replied except for Whatchamacalit– his came back marked Return to Sender. Address Unknown. I readied the house and baked every recipe I had been