Poem A Day Challenge #9

Laurie’s assignment today: write a pantoum Liberties have been taken. I’m trying to be a little less rigid when it comes to form. It makes me feel uneasy when it’s not exact – like I’m a little girl who got caught and now stands before disappointed parents. 6:30am the alarm clock blares – Radio DJsContinue reading “Poem A Day Challenge #9”

On Wednesdays We Made Art

My mom has been encouraging me to write about my time during the Stay At Home order and distance learning. As we near the two year mark of the introduction to Covid and it’s been almost six months since I’ve reclaimed my dining room table from the impromptu classroom it became, I find myself loathContinue reading “On Wednesdays We Made Art”

How does your garden grow

I’m always impatient with my garden in May. It’s so silly for me to be this impatient because I really do understand how much work is being done in places I can’t observe. Deep in the dark soul seeds are germinating, roots are growing and expanding, energy is building up and up and up toContinue reading “How does your garden grow”

Letter to Fred #3

Thursday, January 28th, 2021Martinez, CA 4:58 pm 53° and overcastMonthly rain: 1.75″ Year to date 1.75″ Dear Freddie, Today is the 100th day of your school year. Biden has been sworn in as president, there was no federal vaccine roll out plan in place, a bunch of internet shit lords have caused a whole lotContinue reading “Letter to Fred #3”

Letter to Fred #2

Sunday, January 17th, 2021 Martinez, CA 12:30pm 71° sunny and unseasonably warm Monthly rain: .46″ Year to Date: .46″ Dear Freddie, We are in the middle of the MLK holiday weekend and three days away from the presidential inauguration. My cousin Maureen says she feels like she’s in the first 10 minutes of a 3Continue reading “Letter to Fred #2”

Letter to Fred #1

Friday January 8th, 2021Martinez, CA 3:45pm 57° foggy morning turning to overcast and then sun Monthly rain: .44″ Year to date: .44″ Dear Freddie, We have finished the first full week of January. You returned to distance learning on Tuesday and I think we are all the better for it. You are a child whoContinue reading “Letter to Fred #1”