When You Lose Something You Can’t Replace

Watching My Friend Die I The crowd is thinning as our peers exit the party. Each year, the number of departed souls grows exponentially, and so does the awareness that our group has been here for quite a while and our own curfews are fast approaching. The fact is sobering and we can’t ignore it … Continue reading When You Lose Something You Can’t Replace

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It’s Goodbye And A Kiss

Hello, blog readers. I wanted to drop by and leave a few lines, as I’ve been absent for some time. In recent months, I had the harrowing experience of watching a friend die slowly. Yes, it was the dreaded “C word” (cancer). Yes, her battle has ended. A few weeks ago, she passed away. I … Continue reading It’s Goodbye And A Kiss

Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun

https://youtu.be/vw5FyPIgaj0 On February 14th, 2018, there was a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  15 were injured and another 17 were killed by one of their classmates, who all-too-easily purchased an AR-15 assault weapon at a local gun shop.  The video (link) above shows some of the chilling footage caught … Continue reading Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun

But If You’re Willing To Play The Game, It’s Coming Around Again

Ahhh, I look so relaxed in this photo, don't I?  This was taken on the very first day of 2017.  I took it myself, and the truth is this:  I was anything BUT relaxed.  At the time, I was dating a man who was on an extended trip to Italy, and he pretty much never … Continue reading But If You’re Willing To Play The Game, It’s Coming Around Again

Bow From The Waist. Accept Your Kudos.

Above -- reading on my big night. Dress: vintage from the 1970's, just like me...purchased from Pretty Penny antique clothing boutique, California. Glasses:  KLiiK, Denmark. Hello, readers!  I was recently the feature poet at Kollective Coffee and Tea in Hot Springs, and I wanted to share a few photos from that magical evening... 👆🏼Snippet from … Continue reading Bow From The Waist. Accept Your Kudos.

I Don’t Mind You Coming Here Wasting All My Time

Oh mi gato.  LIFE.  IS.  DIFFERENT.  #EmptyNest Many people have asked about Lana.  She is fine...now.  The oral surgery became a fiasco, since she had an adverse reaction to the anesthetic.  Puking without end, amen amen.  Buckets of vomit.  There was an actual VOMIT BUCKET, used often.  It was just pitiful. But of course, she … Continue reading I Don’t Mind You Coming Here Wasting All My Time