Without Stars – A Poem

Without Stars – A Poem

  Without Stars Genesis tells us God made the stars, but now one-third of us no longer can see our Milky Way. Lights ignite streets, porches, parking lots. Pondering night skies lost. Circadian rhythms interrupted. Without stars there is no season to turn, turn,...
Goodbye Lucy    2002 – 2019

Goodbye Lucy 2002 – 2019

I Will Consider My Beagle-Basset Lucy For her kohl-rimmed eyes that blinked at me through the pet shop window. For like a puppy from a novel she had droopy ears, smooth velvety fur. For if she was smaller, I’d have carried her in my purse. For she was a circus dog and...
What’s Your Word for 2020?

What’s Your Word for 2020?

Instead of writing new year’s resolutions, I close my eyes and randomly chose an angel card to guide me throughout the year. Often, the word is spot on with exactly what I need. But sometimes the significance can be elusive and it’s up to me to figure out what it...
Why I Wrote a Trilogy

Why I Wrote a Trilogy

It’s official! I’ve written a trilogy. Who knew? Fifteen years ago, when I started out on this writing journey I sure didn’t. After teaching for twenty years, I thought I’d write a children’s book or possibly a memoir about my classroom...
Meteor Show Poem

Meteor Show Poem

Perseid Night Sky Middle of meadow inside sleeping bag, I gaze at Milky Way glittering sequins above. A meteor shower is due and so I watch and wait for falling stars to bless me with passionate streaks of luscious light. Time floats by, dew gathers, I want to slumber...