Wednesday, July 01, 2015

(Tonight, I join the ranks of the firefly)

Tonight, I join the ranks of the firefly,
lighting up the summer sky,
my glowing cigar lifted high.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

UPDATED: Confessions of a Cover(ed) Girl

Thanks to my peach fuzz,
albino eyelashes and eyebrows,
and pale, blotchy skin,
when I don't
wear makeup,
I look like
a baby opossum --
white and pink
with small, beady eyes
and soft, fuzzy skin.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

(I know how to be)

I know how to be
what everyone else thinks I should be.
Now I must learn how to be me.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

You are invited!

WHAT: East Side Storytellin' 62

WHO: Poet Amy E. Hall & Musician Lauren Farrah

WHERE: The Post, 1701 Fatherland St., Nashville, TN

WHEN: Tuesday, July 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Join us!

Monday, June 08, 2015

East Side Storytellin’ 62

I am very pleased to announce that I will appear as the featured author at East Side Storytellin' 62 on July 7th.  More details to come!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sugar Free, Calorie Free, Substance Free

Trying to have a conversation
about diversity of thought
with an absolutist
is like
attempting to brainstorm
about throwing a beautiful dinner party --
appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, drinks and desserts --
with someone who is
solely interested
in serving Diet Coke all night.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

The Dancing Queen

She taught us what it meant to
be married to melody -- singing
and dancing across the linoleum
floor, sometimes lip-syncing and
sometimes belting out the lines
with gusto. My sisters and I sang
into hairbrushes with a sparkle in
our eyes, while the vinyl spun
'round and Mom reigned as queen
of the dining room dance floor.