Fog by Carl Sandburg

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.  


Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

  Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. … Continue reading Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Cycle of Abuse: Chapter 1

I have thought long and hard...On how to begin this. Should I talk about the Juncos that grace my deck? The snowstorm that so much reminds me of my later teenage years? How instinctively I understand those with mental health disabilities? Photography? Poems? Writing? Or... Should I stay on track grammatically?  For if you listened … Continue reading Cycle of Abuse: Chapter 1

Clifford Bernel by Mark O’Brien

Clifford Bernel by Mark O'Brien   Lonnie didn’t want to eat with Clifford. I tried to keep my eyes away from his mouth, Which opened uncontrollably, His thick saliva oozing over him. And he couldn’t talk. So I ate my lunch with Lonnie, heard him talk About the dive which broke his neck, about His … Continue reading Clifford Bernel by Mark O’Brien

Where is the Fault?

What is this? Ugliness in the trees. Unsightly, gait to a walk. Hailstorms of purposeful distort. No matter the purpose, I cannot transcend. No matter the discourse, in and around, the bend. No matter the purpose, there is no pretense.   Aghast, I speak to the spirit inside me. 'Come along!  Find another!  Let me … Continue reading Where is the Fault?