I will not

I will not lie and suggest it doesn’t shock Change is so subtle that it goes almost Unnoticed in the familiar, your  body to Which I am as accustomed as to my own Moves around me, its faultlines evident and Marked just as the wrinkles that drag on Mine mock my mortality so that it…

Precious

via Daily Prompt: Cherish Cherish life, appreciate love, Worship, if you must, all that Lies before you, the golden Treasures of each lovely day Cherish memories, appreciate Everything you are given, The moon, the river, time as it Passes, like the waves from Shore to shore, all this is Precious, hold it close to Your…

Exercised

We go to the gym to stay healthy. For most of us, fitness is a path to keeping well for the long haul. So I worry about the possibility of getting sick at the health club. It’s not just the sneezy neighbor on the next mat. It’s also all the dirt and grime on the…

The album

We will never be this young again We always knew that, but didn’t Believe it, until one day, looking At pictures of how we were, when   We were that young, smiling photos, The happiness blended with youth, We had to confess that time had Passed, happily and with the stealth   Of time slipping…

Tributaries

It seems simple (or simplistic) to assume that mimicking another’s easily recognizable quirks is of course a mockery. It is likely, or at least possible, that the parody is a tribute. High Anxiety, homage or spoof? The send-ups of Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, are all over the top, of course. Mel Brooks is clearly piling on the Alfred…

Ephemeral

I wish I could draw, I would tell you so much more Of the sky, the clouds, that low- Flying bi-plane overhead, I would paint you a vision of The ephemera of a cloud with a hole Showing blue and closing slowly Disappearing into itself, breaking Apart and floating like an island But soft and…

Rainy days

Inside, the sound of the rain rushing under the swoosh of cars is soothing. Running water always is. Still, it is not fun to sit soggy in transit to a favorite pasttime. My husband’s advice to the weather has always seemed so sensible: rain or snow, if you must, overnight. He’s right, we need more…

Daily Prompt: Obsessed

via Daily Prompt: Obsessed inspired by Ben Huberman An obsession is what occupies the mind so completely as to allow no room for anything else. Eating and sleeping are fit into the busy obsessive’s schedule by default, of course, but primarily s/he focuses on the subject at hand. Or the object in mind. Most of us have…

Desert — The Daily Post

via Desert — The Daily Post Okay, you did say desert and not dessert. Sorry, I misread. I am always quoting the old adage, life’s too short, eat dessert first. Does not fit here. Deserts– like a few desserts– tend to be surprisingly reddish in hue. And can be very very lovely and calming places…

Hey, it’s hot

Author’s note: As a teen, I found heat intoxicating, titillating, and a fine metaphor. Today, I continue to explore its effects. 1. Languid in the melting heat, I sit under the sun’s intense gaze Wondering if the tension so palpable in the air will uncoil. As the bright sun blazing paints the sky around me with haze My ease is…