Tag Archives: poetry

For Frida, Who Brought the Wag & the Love


Years ago I wrote a post, While I Write, My Dog Waits for Me, all about our faithful Frida Beano who came to us unexpectedly and changed our lives: “Funny thing, after being assured that we were unable to have children, … Continue reading

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A Good Talk


You said, “I have something I was thinking about telling you, but I wish I knew how you’ll take it.” Your truth wasn’t something I had to “take”. I love you, actual you, real you, all of you. Knowing more of … Continue reading

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For my father-in-law, Downer


Mostly, I have written here about writing. But sometimes,  in a life of writing, things happen and then there is no way forward but through. Downer, I wrote this for you a long time ago.  Now I imagine I read it to you … Continue reading

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Meto-friendly news: rawboned live!


April rawboned is live! Congratulations to Trisha Winn, who decided to poke the bear and encourage others to do the same. I like bears, but this one will take its lumps for the sake of excellent reading. So how do … Continue reading

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Erasure Time


I’ve been erasing again. I am back on the Henry Van Dyke project pretty much every day, working steadily while also shaping the final projects in a short collection that began as my MFA thesis. On the whole, I have decided the … Continue reading

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Meto-things: What’s Up


Here is where things are at: 1 My partner in all things of art and life, David L. White, has three poems up at The Knicknackery, “Low Tide”, “Crochet”, and “At Oven’s Door”, which I can’t even read because it breaks me. Intensity. I … Continue reading

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A Poem for Solstice


I always find Solstice oddly bittersweet. I rest into the dark, have myself a long and shadowy dream time, and when the light begins to call with news of pending industriousness? I can’t help but look back. No one expresses this better … Continue reading

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