I’m going out there

It's time No sounds can stop me I shouldn't stall anymore No conversations are happening I'll vote by myself then dig in the dirt I wish I never had to do anything else

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Dream birds

I dream of gardening with buds and new bulbs bursting from the soil Birds chirping in surprise and curiosity Imagine if we were birds waking up calling to everyone in the house from room to room "Mom, I'm up" "I'm up too" "Good morning" "How are you?" "I'm fine how's your back" "Better today" "Are…

A Poet’s visit

Emotions on her sleeve she sniffs a lifetime of words blows out a breath and commences to speak All anxiety vanquished by a picture flowing off her tongue A pane of painted tempered glass protects the poet from evil winds It's all a loss she wrote Time will heal these wounds A time capsule of…

What Makes Me Feel Loved

The Sandbox Writing Challenge 2018 Exercise 11 from Impromptu Promptlings What Makes Me Feel Loved When I remember a shared memory or moment from twenty years ago with a friend I talk to three or four times a year birthdays and holidays come and go but when I call he answers his smile travels through…

Hiding in words

As a beta reader I look for discrepancies character flaws, messy edits of scenes. I get to read chapter by chapter giving an opinion about the progress of the tale. Sometimes I have to re-read the previous novel if something feels off My author likes nit picky comments. My attention to detail is finally useful.…

A tear

A tear falls and I find that it's pouring from my eyes and won't stop. Cathartic, sure but will it feel better soon? All I can do is work on the humans I have at home. Teach responsibility they don't see at school. Explain life from my point of view not as the view. I…