Monday, February 28, 2011

In different rooms
only the TV talking
Snow is falling.

An attempt at haiku for One Stop Poetry Form- A little Tanka A little Haiku on,
This form is challenging. I know what I wanted to portray with this haiku. Did I manage to do it?  Hmmm

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Sticking cognition
causing delays.
Words in place
unable to return
Synapses firing
a dried up
ribbon of thought.
Broken case
the dust of stories
fallen off
the brittle page
For One Shoot Sunday on

Monday, February 14, 2011

I am your breathing
brought to life by your inhales
tasting your exhales
sucked deeply through parted lips
my heart inflates with your love.

Thanks to Lady Nyo for the wonderful history and explanation of tanka on One Stop Poetry form.  This is my attempt.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The view

One Shoot Sunday Picture Prompt
Photo by Sean McCormick

The View

There’s been no change.

Each morning the attendants
lift her out of bed
into the wheelchair,
making sure the ties
that keep her from falling out
are fastened securely.

She hasn’t spoken for weeks.
Has made no sign
she is aware
they are there.
“Good morning, Ruby.
It’s a lovely day today.”

They park her by the window
in case there might be
something left
up there
to notice the view.
But they’re sure there isn’t.

They leave her
inside her crumbling mind
where the view
thru the window
never changes.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What I am

A simple Valentine poem for A Saturday Celebration: St. Valentine's Day on

All the things I’m not
      pale to the one thing I am
               I am loved by you

Saturday, February 5, 2011

This is my second attempt at One Shoot Sunday on I am surprised at what came out after looking at this fabulous picture prompt provided by photographer Sean McCormick.
House of Blues

House of Blues
my heart
blood red inside
oozing with each puncture made
by leaving words
stabbing holes
in the hurt-eaten framework
that was once
solid love