Life As We Know It

Spring came and wentAs if our world was still normal, butLife as we know it had changed.Politicians debated prioritiesAnd bosses sent everyone home, becauseLife as we know it had changed.We learned how to teach, be students onlineAnd watched virtual concerts, for Life as we know it had changed.We are lost in our homes, in our…

Two Percent

The upper two percentyou told me; that’swhere you scored. But did you knowthat it’s not just aboutwords? You have the gift of music; your voice and guitar playall the right chords. You’re generous withyour resources, despite yourlack of wealth. You’re a talentedstoryteller, maybe ‘cause youquite often embellish. Your smile is mostcharming and enthralls allthe ladies….

Peanut Butter Cups

There are chocolate peanut butter cups in the refrigerator!The one I bought last week is still there and now there are three more.Used to be that when I wanted to save something for laterI had to hunt high and low for the perfect hiding spot; what a chore! I can buy ham again, or chicken…

The Ring

It must have been heavier than I thought. Stepped on the scale this morningand noticed I’d reached my goal. Could it have been so weighty asto make all the difference? My heart’s still heavy; my muscles ache.Should my shoulders feel lighter? My legs are antsy and restless butmy feet aren’t moving any faster. There’s a…

The Kettle

It sat there, nearly empty, gathering dust.How long had it been since its last steep?We washed and restored it, got rid of the rust.Could it stir us from our long winter’s sleep? We filled it up to the brim and turned on the flame.Soon we topped off our cups with its steamy stream.We went back…

My very first poem

So it’s Valentine’s Day today. I was going to write something wonderfully romantic for my husband. Maybe something along the lines of what I wrote to him last year. But time has run out and I don’t have any great words to say that he hasn’t already heard from me a million and one times….