here is now

she's a longtime friend. who'll be there in a heartbeat, once she gets the call. your long-lost sister full of advice and laughter: who knows you so well. once upon a face when we met, before email: voices on the phone two lives connecting old-fashioned, memories shared: practical magic. navigation: on, the highway is still …

strong enough

this monotonous life: i thought I would be the one traveling the world. one city a year, in and out of love, never living in the past. these past twenty years all spent in one place. I had dreams of city lofts, houses by the beach. weddings, children, holding hands skipping far away. hopeful, open …

Tell me

What makes someone turn their head in my direction? Is it tangible: the swing in my step, the sun kissed tan of my legs, or maybe, they caught the shake of my head, me laughing at a puppy: that child within me. I am all woman: confident and insecure, brave and yet frightened Sexy innocent …

repercussions

numb, stoic, empty that's how i feel. lost, confused trying to make sense of overwhelming every day chaos times two. foolish, i believed caring for my mom would prepare me for right now. impossibly not. back then dad and i had to learn to be close, friends. i didn't count on that dynamic changing so …

the incentive is you

This weekend was a wash, I worked later than planned on Friday night. That over exhaustion plus the dread of the blizzard that wasn't, left little incentive to wake up early on Saturday. Tigger was in agreement, as he let me be for hours until Dad's shoveling scraped my eyes awake. All in all I …

16 days later

so much can happen in two weeks and counting. an alter ego or two might appear. funny to think how brief my memory can be. one can knock me down, act disrespectful, and yet I forgive. in the darkest hour if someone is in need: Good Samaritan steps in and takes charge. Most frends will …