Haiku & Other Poetry

Paris on my Mind

Dreaming of the past When lanterns blazed the night sky    And stars sparkled bright Illuming a boundless hope For tomorrow’s future   In the midst of all the terrible awful horrible things happening in the good ol' USA, I have been feeling a bit hopeless. I've also been thinking (dreaming) of traveling (escaping). Sadly… Continue reading Paris on my Mind

Haiku & Other Poetry

RevolutiON

find new year’s hope by seeking revolution   rising from the ash Thanks to Ronovan Writes for the word inspiration (seek/find). And here's hoping for a new and better year--where people come together and create change. Let this be the year that sees him (and his enablers) gone! Peace.

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

To Do Lists

Yesterday’s To Do List disrupt the status quo smash the patriarchy be an ally shatter the glass ceiling practice intersectional feminism crack open the captivating confines of my privilege be civil Today’s To Do List disrupt the status quo smash the patriarchy be an ally shatter the glass ceiling practice intersectional feminism crack open the… Continue reading To Do Lists

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Dangerous Dreams

in danger of hope we resolve not to question the dream of all dreams I live in Florida, so if you live in the States (or follow American politics) then you’ll understand my mood this morning. Careening between anger and despair. Trying to find hope by either looking closer to home (I’m proud of my… Continue reading Dangerous Dreams

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

the circle of change

belief sustains hope hope ignites radical change change nurtures belief I am trying to retain belief in our system. I hope that things aren't going to get much much worse before they get better. But I'm really really struggling with both. All hope seems lost. And I find myself believing that our system is too… Continue reading the circle of change

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Fleeing the Vortex

falling water swirls her mind follows its heartbeat she flees the vortex I think of this haiku as a companion to the flash fiction piece I wrote for The Drabble. It's only 97 words so check it out here if you haven't read it. #foreveryes Neither of these pieces is meant to suggest or advocate suicide.… Continue reading Fleeing the Vortex

History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Now We Wait (One Year Later)

I wrote this short essay almost exactly one year ago today. I had only recently moved to Florida and hurricanes were a new thing to me. I put my thoughts to paper just as Irma was making landfall in south Florida putting us directly in the middle of the cone of uncertainty. I was (to… Continue reading Now We Wait (One Year Later)

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

Hope is Blue

Daybreak on the Bay ~ Sun Drizzled Colors of Dawn ~ Blue Shimmering Hope ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Usually I’m a words before pictures kinda gal. But these photos (shot by my husband this morning on his morning ride) inspired my haiku today. I am constantly gobsmacked by the beauty around me. I love to travel but I’m… Continue reading Hope is Blue