The Sunday Post: Getting Ready

I started working on a new poem this afternoon, but then as I was writing the words didn’t really seem to fit. I was trying to write about a particular subject but the words that ended up on the page were about something else. I think there are two different poems that are forming and…

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…

Something Positive

I’m kind of embarrassed about the day I had yesterday. Be glad you weren’t here to witness it. I don’t really know if anything in particular triggered it or if maybe a dream started the sequence of events. I was probably just tired and feeling a bit overwhelmed. Whatever it was, it was gone this…

Get Out of the Swamp

I had ideas for a post last night as I was getting ready for bed. I was going to write something positive about my future. I should have pulled out the laptop then because that optimistic outlook did not last long. Somewhere between the bathroom sink and my bed I started thinking sad thoughts. I…

It wasn’t that John didn’t care about Jenny

He just didn’t love her. This afternoon I was doing pretty well, all things considering. There’s a lot going on right now: racism and police brutality are rearing their ugly heads and then of course we’re in the middle of a pandemic and trying to get used to the idea of wearing face coverings everywhere…

Independence Day

I believe it was just about five years ago tonight that I started on my road to independence. It feels like a whole lifetime ago, but it was only five years ago that I decided to answer the question with a “yes” instead of my usual “no, of course not.” The question, of course, was…