winter stillness

nature’s sedative the crisp rime that brines stillness ice that pricks with sound like a deer’s ears to footsteps remnants of tranquility This week has been another frigid one! Driving to work yesterday, I watched the thermometer plummet all the to -26 degrees Fahrenheit before creeping back up to hover around -16 when I arrivedContinue reading “winter stillness”

innominate

intensify steel volume under roaring echoes memories still cradled there buried in the snowdrifts This week’s prompt for Wea’ve Written Weekly was really intriguing! You can check it out in more detail here, but Denise was our Poet of the Week (selected by yours truly for her beautiful poem “Generation Gap”). She wanted us toContinue reading “innominate”

Sunrise effervescence

bubbles carry dream’s unending halls and unanswered phone calls into reality’s bedroom walls waking those from scenes with eyes that hawk but minds that baulk nothing gained from dreams unnamed maybe my soul’s untamed dreamed up this test by the one who confessed that too much love in my heart brought the cancer to myContinue reading “Sunrise effervescence”

Glare Ice

shimmering mirage sliding sideways disarray frictionless motion The bad weather continues. Schools are closed today after a salt truck toppled over and other semi-trailers got stuck below a hill that leads into town. Fortunately, I can do all of my work from home until the spring semester begins– it’s mostly prepping course materials, recording videosContinue reading “Glare Ice”

Fruitful

tell me your story again the one your brothers ignored the one that made you curious in spite of others’ scorn place your feet on this ground under nature’s open ears the past deficient not in wealth but in spirit, pooling tears into cupped hands, upended now and replaced with graced years fill your basketContinue reading “Fruitful”

Edge of Momentum

Behold the faded edges of day: the spinning light that lasts when shimmers shade to gray. Fireworks burst today: afterimage of the past, behold the faded edges of day pressed into eyes to stay like my footprints into grass when shimmers shade to gray. At the rounding of spring’s rays, we’ll capture sunsets in theContinue reading “Edge of Momentum”

Better Goals

dawn of a new year cirrus clouds part orange sky ripple reflection drifting aimless overhead waves’ perpetual motion I sincerely have good intentions of creating strong New Year’s resolutions for 2023. Every year, I say this, and every year I have a different idea to try to make this work out perfectly. Last year, IContinue reading “Better Goals”

Cast Off

Cast out to sea, warbling wayward. Only the wind speaks, offering its favors– its knowledge and greed, gathering our labors to skim waves so free, spreading them skyward. Our grief? Let it be, whistling onward. Say goodbye to me, but I’ll save my words. This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly from the Skeptic’s Kaddish involves breakups.Continue reading “Cast Off”

Cold Radiance

bark humble graying world sunset’s branches tremble with cold while tasting northern winds radiant with sunset, adventure begins under branches cold echoes with dog’s bark This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly is another form that I haven’t written in before, so we’ll see what everyone thinks! This week’s host was D. Avery; you can find herContinue reading “Cold Radiance”

Winter’s Beauty (& New Published Story!)

wintry limbs tremble under nature’s gray blanket coating thick like wool foamy froth that climbs our knees ice that bends and shimmers trees On this chilly winter day, I’m happy to celebrate another publication! My short story “An Unlikely Ally” is in Wildfire Magazine’s newest issue, Identify & Aftermath, which was released yesterday in digitalContinue reading “Winter’s Beauty (& New Published Story!)”