Drop the Bomb Anyone

I promised I wouldn’t listen to Comey’s investigative hearing today, but I find myself leaving the distant, imaginary world of my novel, for an alternative universe of men nattily dressed in suits and ties, abiding by uniform investigative rules. Though Comey is polished for his audience, his countenance is less than crisp. Telltale signs of wearisome days preparing…

Oh, So Brassy

An excerpt from Kalorama Road – A Suspense Novel Coming Soon So Patrice was raised by scholars. And I deliberate parenting skills applied to affect the brazen woman I’d met. Were the Jensen’s artsy, liberal types, allowing Patrice many freedoms or strict authoritarian scholars, with rigid control of their daughter’s life? Either style could conceivably…

Thoughts Adrift

A frenzy of words descend Inexhaustibly streaming Torrents, rivulets, dripples, a drop A trickling faucet tapped wordless Setting my mind adrift to places other than this Unmoored, untethered from tidings Waves lapping at memories Drifting on watercolor dreams A yachter catapulted To distant shores of amour A sigh, a breath, a fluttering sail Blue waters…

A Leap of Faith

Notoriously, her own worst enemy Riddled with ongoing insecurities I can’t I’m not good enough What a farce She chides Frozen in self-doubt A hindrance no doubt She wavers Dizzyingly on the edge Dangling on the precipice Of change Clashing affirmations and negations A powerful mental tide I can’t You can Just do it A falter,…

Unbelievable!

He spoke freely Unapologetically No expert collaboration Hoping words weren’t taken literally Thoughts expressed Without a qualm Words exploding like a bomb No rhyme or reason Just a whimsical Shalm Flowing like the  Somme An uncontainable river Lapping capriciously Without a qualm On brazen shores Of his tongue His aplomb Unbelievable!   Photo: Courtesy of…

Happy Mother’s Day

Your womb Sheltered and nourished me To infancy Your love and selflessness fostered A happy girl Your wisdom inspired A confident woman Today I honor your sacrifice With flowers, gracious words And loving hospitality Into my home A life possible Mom Because of your love Happy Mother’s Day! Photo: Pinterest

The Final Draft

Swamped and wading a tsunami of words She revamps her story on Café Au Lait Mending and retouching To and fro A lyrical tango in pursuit of perfection Voila! A second, yet imperfect draft Pursuant a wordless funk A haze of psychedelic pink Blocks cerebral mazes She sighs Yawns And stretches Pen pinging table Another cup of coffee…

A Vulnerable Writer

  Imagination bled for the world to see Signed with anonymity Pennames, pseudonyms, non de plumes Concocted concealments Of true identity Shielding character with timorous walls From countless public scrutiny An explicit avowal of anonymity Breached implicit bonds Secrecy cannot join Facelessness Unexposed black and white Allusions of diffidence Cowardice Never a reader’s respect will…

Song of Defiance

Defiance reared its might Opposing misogynistic Narcissistic Childish tantrums A malignancy uprooting civil liberties Dividing communities Families Friends Forging factions of divergent citizens Defeated . . . defeat We panicked Joining forces A multitude of cultures Concerned voices Singed defiance Of new rule and executive orders It’s been a rough 100 days Mr. President Now…

The Pursuit of Happiness

None Other than you can fulfill your dreams Nor drive your passions Everything you need resides internally