Category: Poetry



this is the week i expect
sorrow to creep in and linger
like a shadow i can’t shake

You are My Favorite

Words I needed to hear so I pass them along in case you need to hear them, too..


Inspired while sitting on my deck at my home away from home for the last time this year, listening to the concert of fall sounds.

On Legacy

A poem pondering legacy

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Biography of a Best Friend

Inspired by “Biography of a Beaver” by Deborah Ruddell and Joan Rankin in their picture book “A Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk – A Forest of Poems.”
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I am From (#1)

I am from around the table Where words scale the slope Playing King of the Mountain. From squishy tennis balls That spray spiraling slobber, Igniting delight and twirling tails. I am from guitar-strumming, feet-in-the-air, Gather close. You are seen. From comfy, cozy sweater, Soft… Continue Reading “I am From (#1)”

Black Lives Matter in My White Life

I had a black grandfather not by blood, but in all the ways that mattered. From my infancy to his death bed his gentle soul left a heartprint on mine. I learned about unity seeing my black grandfather, born 1900, and my white grandfather,… Continue Reading “Black Lives Matter in My White Life”

Make A Ripple

On September 12, 2001
I stood before my class
of confused and scared third graders
and lied.

Baby Steps

BIG CHANGES in small steps.
Like the man who bargained
from a red paper clip
to a house.