Here and There

Saturday, December 31, 2016


My word for 2016 was more of the "expansive" I had explored in 2015.  This year I have definitely traveled to the borders of my assumptions, my "take-for-granted" spaces, my comfortable spaces.  I think my word(s) for 2017 are Forge/Forge Ahead.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Optimistic Poem...

When A Boy is 6

He gives me a grin and it goes like this:
straight, up, over, down, straight.
Tooth, gap, gap, tooth.
Adding corners to his smile.

And he’s that wiry age, a paper clip bent into the shape of a little boy.
Sharp elbows, pointy knees, he and his scooter just make a little set of triangles.

How can all those points and ends be so warm and loving in the flash of his bright smile, right at me walking by.