Are you waiting for something better than perfectly salted crackers at four o’clock in the afternoon? Are you waiting for something better than hot water pouring down your body and maybe the scent of lavender rising with the steam? Are you waiting for something better than your teenage kids playing Xbox in the basement, the … Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?
I Said Yes
They asked for biscuits and I said yes the flour, the butter, lots of butter, the egg, the milk, the salt, the sugar, the baking powder the mess on the counter some spilling to the floor. There’s no substitute for biscuits made by hand (which equals love) maybe not good for the body but terrifically good … Continue reading I Said Yes
While It Rains
The basil she planted rests in a pot, her plant her keeping and next to the basil is the armchair and my son, curled up and reading. The rain falls outside the window just beyond the basil, just beyond my son, just beyond me. And I hear her footsteps now walking from bath to bed, … Continue reading While It Rains
Will You Answer?
It's late afternoon as I type this and the sun streams through the window and there's tea with lemon, with sugar. There's my Polaroid camera and books and pens and sticks and things. I like things. And dinner needs fixing but the sunlight keeps me here a few minutes longer. I linger, not wanting to say much … Continue reading Will You Answer?
there is snow, just a dusting there is wind and cold bundled, we head out pup in tow and we walk, talk and are quiet. four days later there are crocuses dotting the hill a glimpse of yellow white purple as we pass in the car on our way to somewhere and we smile. another … Continue reading On Spring
I Am Inspired
There are my children, two who color my world and who carve, alongside me, a life I didn't know possible. There are the birds feeding on black sunflower seeds and the birches outside my window and they tell stories (the birds and the birches), secret ones for all who listen. There are the skies, sometimes blue sometimes … Continue reading I Am Inspired
In the Pause
There is a pause in the rain, in the dark and the birds sing beginning again. The light grows slowly shifting into today the birds begin in celebration in the rain's pause, in this day's Pause. Right now, before breakfast is made and the laundry begun before the list is made or checked it is quiet … Continue reading In the Pause
Plans are cancelled and new ones made as the white sky releases heavy flakes from its mouth falling faster and heavier than those who told us what's coming really knew. Layers are donned hats, scarves, gloves, boots all that remains a nose, two eyes peeking from within fortification. Bounding down the back steps and into … Continue reading Who Knew
nothing of consequence
the remaining leaves hang surely the lushness of summer passed but glory still as they cultivate presence in the wind beneath a sky heavy with clouds and they maintain lightness the birch leaves whisper as they dance on the breeze casual about former verdure and seemingly at ease with now-yellowing bodies and drying edges which begin to curl inward i stand beneath the … Continue reading nothing of consequence
we spoke not long enough yet enough so that my heart felt full and i thought it might burst but it didn't because a heart never bursts not really just fills and fills and floats inside drifting on story and dream and truth her story and mine marked upon my heart my floating heart in the … Continue reading bursting