Flash Fiction, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

She Used To Worry

She used to worry. Why was she so unhappy? He gave her everything. Every day his people came. They made sure that every part of her body was taut and sleek and limber. Masseuses and yogis. Stylists and waxers. Doctors and manicurists. Poking and prodding. Smoothing and stretching. Watching. Then they’d go. And she’d be… Continue reading She Used To Worry

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Metaphorically Speaking …

thick skin, hard to peel sweet and juicy underneath am I an orange? I’m currently in research mode, so the book on my desk is Raymond Arsenault’s St. Petersburg and the Florida Dream. Following Linda's  directions, I closed my eyes, flipped it open, and pointed. I landed on the description of a photo from circa… Continue reading Metaphorically Speaking …

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

once again …

moments of silence commemorating the dead kneeling silently to send our thoughts and prayers silent bows of surrender Once again ... twelve more murders to add to our list of shame. Twelve more people gone because our so-called leaders refuse to stand up to the NRA. Twelve more deaths that will be met with the… Continue reading once again …

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

bleeding heart

taste my bleeding heart   its sweetness drowned in fury   battered by the fight In the words of the fabulous Dixie Chicks I'm Not Ready to Make Nice so (try as I might) not even the word prompts of sweet/heart could quell my rage. But thanks for trying Ronovan Writes.  

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

on adverbs and outrage

truly, madly, deeply … a song truly, madly, deeply … a movie (with Alan Rickman!) truly, madly, deeply … a partial list of adverbs to be avoided if you want to be a “real” writer (according to conventional “wisdom”) truly, madly, deeply … a partial list of adverbs that inadequately qualify and/or modify how truly,… Continue reading on adverbs and outrage

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Still She Persists

  the steps rise steeper as her tomorrows decline       yet still she persists     I saw Helene's What Do You See Challenge directly after reading the news of yet another infuriating decision to exert control over women. I am struggling to retain hope for a future where (as a woman) I am considered to be a… Continue reading Still She Persists

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Already Lost

the battle goes on but we've already lost  as bullets rain down This month marks the the anniversary of the Kent State and Jackson State killings. This week, another shooter shot up another campus and the week before that another shooter shot up ... and so on and so on.... Plus, I live in Florida… Continue reading Already Lost

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Mother Nature’s Spring Mix

amid tones of green she blends golden daffodils spring’s perfect timbre Summer hit Florida full on this week so I was a bit nostalgic for a midwestern spring until I saw that it snowed up there  this week! So here's hoping for a real spring for my northern fam and friends and a bit more… Continue reading Mother Nature’s Spring Mix