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

If the Caged Betta Could Stir Up the Sea

how liberating to be a man for a day and be free of me Fandango posed an interesting (provocative even) question today: “If you could be the opposite sex for one day, what would you do?” As I thought about the question, I kept coming back to the same general thought—freedom. So instead of writing about the… Continue reading If the Caged Betta Could Stir Up the Sea

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

This is Not a Haiku

Haikus Calm my Mind Structure and Form Soothe My Soul With the World Gone Mad   OK. I lied. That IS a haiku. But this post is not just a haiku. It’s about writing. Specifically it’s about how creating haikus is helping me practice self-care in a chaotic world. As a control-freak, I thrive on… Continue reading This is Not a Haiku

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

Poem in your Pocket

Today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. I love the idea! I don’t write poetry (except for the occasional silly haiku) but I’m often inspired by other people’s work. So I'm sharing a poem by a poet I just discovered: Genevieve Taggard. Ms. Magazine did a piece on her last week. In it, Julie… Continue reading Poem in your Pocket

Flash Fiction, Haiku & Other Poetry

A Fable for Our Times: A Girl and the Pig in the Window

I started writing this over a year ago. (I believe it was in the week or two after his election.) I got stuck in the middle and put it aside because I didn't know how to finish it. Then we moved and it got forgotten until this week when I was cleaning out some old… Continue reading A Fable for Our Times: A Girl and the Pig in the Window