I am (a poem)

  I am the mouse who climbed up the side of the milk pail, intending only to take a sip.  Leaning, I slipped, and landed in a sea of creamy white. I am drowning now in this moment of sweetness. There is no option left, but to surrender to its delight. Photo...

Never Lost

One of the twins was missing for a while the other day.  Not alarmingly so, but gone for long enough that I thought to go and look for him.  Striding around the garage, I saw him stretched tall on his tippy-toes at the corner of the back fence where the...

Vacation Descends

 Our kids enjoying ice cream on the porch swing. We are not on vacation.   It’s the last day of spring and my husband’s off from work.  The sky is pale blue like fine china swirled with bits of white.  The sun has swallowed a...

Bloodhound (a poem)

Head-down, thick folds of skin slide forward to cover her eyes. Long ears drag the ground, swinging in time with each step and the scent of one just passed spirals up the length of her nose.  Hard upon the trail of one she cannot see, led by scent (also unseen),...

How I Deal With Rejection

My friend Shawn Smucker is hosting a series on his blog called #OvercomeRejection.  I thought about the series for a good long while, then finally came up with this post which Shawn graciously refused to reject. You can start reading here, then click on the link...
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