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Writing the Day · 1W ago

Optimism

  The pussy willow showed its furry catkins early during a warm February week and are now covered with heavy March snow. We want to be optimistic. The universe sometimes  agrees – and someti...
Writing the Day · 2W ago

Evensong

From the sandy hillside, this tricolored heron walks the stone steps with more dignity than our President, and surveys this world. As it was in the beginning, now my intercessions rise with ...
Writing the Day · 4W ago

In Fever

By degrees, words slip into my mind and spin into lines that make sense in this fevered moment, but will later read as the impassioned words of another – madman, prophet, troubled soul, frie...
Writing the Day · 1M ago

Gallery

  Walking through, you too are on display. All of us, visitors, observing, studying, interpreting what we see, trying to find meaning and connection. I quietly study you studying. And I penc...
Writing the Day · 1M ago

In Retrograde

Like Jupiter, I am now poised, stationary, beginning my retrograde motion back in time. That king planet’s eastern journey turns west. Or so it appears. I’m reverse orbiting, hoping to undo ...
Writing the Day · 2M ago

Life Cheat Sheet

Back in school, cheat sheets tempted us with answers to questions at our fingertips. Oh, to have a life cheat sheet! Access to answers to life’s toughest questions. A chance to ace all the e...
Writing the Day · 1M ago

The Young Moon

  Young Moon, Thin Moon, New Moon, Crescent – a Lunar New Year today – for dinner fish, dumplings, longevity noodles – wealth and prosperity. Every new moon transitions from the morning to t...
Writing the Day · 1M ago

Birth Days

Once it was believed that birth days should be mourned, not celebrated. They are days when people are born into lives of suffering. Sing, laugh, give presents – while Christians celebrate da...
Writing the Day · 2M ago

Rough Road

  The sign was there to warn us, but not everyone paid attention, and anyway, we need to get to the end of this rough road. And it’s hard. Grip the wheel. And keep moving forward.     Tagged...
Writing the Day · 2M ago

The Angel Orders a Double Espresso

because it had been a rough night. Her eyes are blue as heaven’s dome, staring past me, so I turn around following her gaze – a child drawing stars – turn back, and she has miraculously flow...