The beets are burning. There’s a fire in my heart.

I’m stringing along a river of code…If/Else if/Else..If..If.. The infinite loop breaks my paddle forward until my wooden boat is circling above a sleeping trout. I hope he notices. The fish is stirred by my current of affection and wriggles out of his cave in lazy surrender. The rainbows fused into his scales puff upContinue reading “The beets are burning. There’s a fire in my heart.”

Coral is My Favourite Colour

Last Monday, I slung on the broad straps of my tote bag and slipped my bare toes into the welcoming cork beds of strappy Birkenstock sandals. Mid-morning slid into its 10:30am time slot and I was determined to relieve my busy thoughts with a panoramic view of the Coral Sea. Never before Australia did IContinue reading “Coral is My Favourite Colour”

Petals of a Flower

Young girl in pink- Come straight to shore. The current ripped,beat, sweltered, and tore us apart. A life long will of Itch, ache, reaction, and contraction before retreating back into my shell. I am not so hollow anymore. The entire earth is my word. Hold me firm,break my crust but please, spare my trust. TheContinue reading “Petals of a Flower”

Baby Plant

There are clouds and there are gloomy days. There are nights and there are night-crawlers. There are song birds and there are morning glows. Feet that shuffle and feet that slap heavily against hot pavement. Lives to be lived, lives to mourn, lives to adorn, and lives to forget. Yet, here I sit. I haveContinue reading “Baby Plant”

Who Knows Where This is Going?

Will you walk backwards down the sidewalk with me? I ruminated on this rumor, —We can never trust in the future but we can find peace within ourselves. Peace so blind that it sees freedom. So, together, Can we release forward strides and plans well-devised? Implementing laughter as our standard protocol for every trip andContinue reading “Who Knows Where This is Going?”

The Body Knew

Lavender licks picks a good night to kiss. Lights a wick and she burns bright. She burns bright for him. Still, the votive wanes and drips wax upon the window panes when her mind pulls away- Too many egregious explanations to relay. The heart’s key is left without a holder in the middle of October.Continue reading “The Body Knew”

Still Learning

If at first you do not trust, try, try, again. Believe in your heart that he aches for sincerity, despite his opaque collection of vows. You are built with storage tanks and given a choice, to hoard or to squander? Inquire or ponder? Pull the next act out of a hat? But please, decide. StareContinue reading “Still Learning”

Love in Three Parts

Darling, From dusk until dawn We are only seven Hours away from the First time. A fight and then your flight. Change at the turn of a dime. An exchange of currency and suddenly, The possibility of anger Escapes. —– And when I sleep —With dream I am still sorting through you Arranging faces withContinue reading “Love in Three Parts”