Nostalgia

Rough blacktop, crowded, yells, loud 4 basketball courts, but 11 balls some in the hoops, mostly out however   hitting big red balls against the white walls a mini-bang with each bounce some too high, some too low   each miss – wall or hoop would hit the 11-year-old girls gossiping, standing between the hoops … Continue reading Nostalgia

#trust

unbelieving dubious doubtful skeptical untrusting cautious apprehensive hesitating Be dubious for your own safety. We live in a society of doubt, where from young ages, children are taught about the harms of trusting someone: "Don't talk to strangers" "Don't take candy from strangers" "Don't get in a car with someone you don't know" "Don't open … Continue reading #trust

I’ll Type A Word

I’ll type a word, Delete it soon after, A sentence doesn’t stay, Not for long Not until it’s been gone. Somehow my words form Reorganize and rearrange Into sentences and verses The clicking of the keyboard Goes on and on I don’t recall writing that Yet it’s embedded there, Punctuation and Capitalization Pretty black lines … Continue reading I’ll Type A Word

How to Write a Poem

Start with a line A series of words that were never meant to meet each other watch them mingle and laugh politely at one another's jokes while pouring drinks and taking each other's numbers watch them go to the movies after a dinner and take strolls at midnight watch them get comfy and hug and … Continue reading How to Write a Poem

Dear Nest,

dear nest, I made you today mostly from twigs and grass but I have a radiant blue string too I will put it in the center dear nest, high in a tree behind a branch invisible to the creatures below dear nest, spring is near I can feel it dear nest, eggs! three round pale … Continue reading Dear Nest,

Neophyte

after all,  she was still young, a neophyte to society.