It is so October The sun shines brightly on leaves yellow, orange, brown The wind gusts, liberating more leaves as they yield to the season’s inevitably You’ll need long sleeves if you venture outside Today Feels like a day for football A day for hot chocolate and friends […]
Tongues and Tails
I made this page in 2011. Turns out I was wrong about the career path. Careers aren’t what they’re cracked up to be. How would I know though?
Do you dream of saving the world? Do you draw up plans when you sleep at night? Have you studied the heroes both super and mortal to learn ways to make things right? Is your heart pure? Your aim sure? Can you toil in anonymity? Do you compost […]
I looked up tonight and saw the moon But I failed to be amazed I forgot to think about how far away it is I didn’t stop to marvel at the vastness of the universe I didn’t inhale deeply and express gratitude for the atmosphere I neglected to […]
Through Glass from nancy merrill photography
The dog was ready for a game of fetch. He watched his human fixedly as she raised the ball overhead. Then time stopped.
Don’t even think about writing a poem about writing a poem. That’s just the type of thing you like to do, isn’t it? I know your type. And please don’t start choreographing some modern dance piece where you stand on stage and talk about Doris Humphrey, asymmetry, and […]
I was having lunch on Tuesday with some coworkers. One of them mentioned a recent news story about a study that found artificial sweeteners can harm digestive bacteria. I wanted to ask him if the study mattered. I wanted to ask all of my colleagues at the table […]
FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018: WEEK #41 Lela sat on the couch and reached under the end table for her tennis shoes. Her fingers found a sizable dust bunny, but no shoes. ”Again?” she asked as she dropped to the floor to have a look. For the […]