Have you seen Maiden, Mother, Crone?


When did he quit I think it was long before I was born when he decided settling was better easier than striving and life was simply something to wait out ~ Amba Elieff


Her handwriting was so pretty and graceful cursive not print penmanship was an accomplishment when she grew up graceful and perfect loops and swirls precise and now she grasps the pen between swollen arthritic fingers and everything looks like a second grader learning...


She stared at the blank walls the one above the couch there was a faint large rectangle that looked like a spot of sun lighter than the rest of the wall other walls looked empty I look down at her small questioning face where did the dolphins go? where are their...

I’ve missed you

The first snow an inch maybe two bundled up I drop on my back in the snow and slowly begin making a snow angel I’ve missed you


How do you learn to trust after you have been taught not to that question touches everything if you let it


I am not a child I do not need a babysitter if you must treat me like a teenager I will text before I leave I will text when I get there I will text when I leave I will text when I get home and you don’t have to worry and I get to be free a little...


The power of touch they miss it young and old single or widowed divorced selfless touch no expectation of anything in return and they whisper I forgot what it feels like to be touched

At the end of a day

Let me close my eyes at the end of a day in the hills doors open breezes blow in scent of pine and clean air has no unnatural smell here and I hear an owl calling in the trees marking his territory looking for dinner as I drift off to...

Stargazing Mice

Cabin in the woods always trapping mice every night the ritual traps with peanut butter placed in the basement check them in the morning a good night three traps two mice I load the traps in the car we are going for a ride I take them to the astronomy park far enough...