I Hear You Now

Tired of little

hints and nudges, my body

claimed its right to scream.


Tea Time With Murphy

She watches the cup

rise to my lips and studies

the falling rain with

equal interest. Murphy is

a connoisseur of moments.


Coloring Outside The Lines

Past resentments fade

and current irritations

vanish as I step

outside. A field of tiny

buttercups colors my view.


Still We Try

The solidity

of nouns, the fluidity

of verbs reflect a

mystery words can only

approach but never capture.



Grandmotherly Advice


You have a bad rep,

sweet dandelion. You should

not make yourself so

available. Playing hard

to get is a better bet.


                                                                                                         photograph by Kali Wells

                                                                                               (my granddaughter)