Sunday, May 29, 2016

(minutes from the beach)

minutes from the beach
home of my alma mater
my coming of age

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

(A grown woman missed)

A grown woman missed
the toilet at work, pissed on
the floor and left it.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Woman of the Word

for Julie Jarrett Hall

I remember walking through the backyard
behind our little brick house, singing the lines
to your songs during my afternoon playtime.
I felt important, knowing all the words and
the melodies. Proud of myself, I sang the
verses and choruses out loud, feeling some
sense of connection with your songs and
with you. On those hot summer days, I was
proud of myself, proud of you and proud
to be your daughter.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

(Two bonny bluebirds)

Two bonny bluebirds
ushered me across the bridge,
one bird on each side.