My Natural State

My natural state lost Doubt clutters my mind Spider webs of energy confuse my brain Anxiety boomerangs, pounding my heart Fear circulates, pulsing my veins I must escape, run Exhaustion paralyzes me I sneak out the front door Freedom refuses to follow I cry out in defeat, despair A brilliant spark alights It is constant... Continue Reading →

It’s My Monkey

“Libra: That which disturbs you interests you. Do you dare look into it? One small dose can start your immunity.” I knew exactly what it was referring to when I read my horoscope in the LA Times today. “Do I dare,” I questioned myself? Well, one would hope. As my avoidance kicks in, I wonder... Continue Reading →

Dancing In the Sky

I wasn’t yet versed on the art of posing for a photograph. I must have just been over a year, walking and talking a bit, but no one had the forethought to clue me in on the art. I don’t suppose it was really necessary at that point, but this is the result.  My sister,... Continue Reading →

Either Way, We Will Be

Writing on planes is my favorite venue to express myself. Well, no, now that I think of it, my favorite venue to express myself is at home after a lovely dinner with wine and smoking a touch of weed. The keys just seem to know what I want to say. I’m deep at those times,... Continue Reading →

Departing Gifts

I didn’t want to start it like this, but sometimes we can’t control how things need to happen. My mother died 33 years ago, when she was 57 and I was 30. She had been an alcoholic most of my life, at least from the time my first major memories began at five. She probably... Continue Reading →

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