Broken Traditions

Time stood still in this place where that which was will always be Bitterness incubates as silent expectations ricochet across unanswered prayers A community borne of common misgivings bands together in unified disappointment   And in the name of change, those storm clouds gather   When the ways of old wrinkle, distorted by nuances some... Continue Reading →


Sweetest Wine

Reblogging an old post for Tale Weaver #163 – “What does aging mean to you?”

Writing and Reflections



they said

Offering the sweet spirits

from the Fountain of Youth

My refusal

made clear

as the ornate goblet

crashed to the ground

Wouldn’t trade

shiny locks, long and luscious

for my  ever emerging

streaks of gray

Not for a moment

would I take back

these fine lines

creeping across my face

I welcome

these new aches and pains

that now greet me

each morning

Fountain of Youth?

They can keep it

I’ve discovered the Wine of Wisdom

Best served with a side of Experience

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Courage to Change

Today's prompt from Tuesday Chatter: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher I couldn't help but think of the brave and articulate students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Anything each of us can do... Continue Reading →

Rise Above Today

  Like air, I’ll rise    like wildfire burning over open prairies, I’ll consume consume each new opportunity consume with hunger borne of necessity necessity frames new directions to follow necessity leading to anywhere but here here quiet voices urge me to listen here demons dance to unsteady beats beats drumming, heartache strumming beats to carry... Continue Reading →

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