Tag: Life

Coffee Shop–1

Mud-water splashes against my pant legs. In no time they’ll dry, leaving spots of dirt trailing up the material. I despise going anywhere when it rains. Fog beats against storefront windows. The air is humid, melancholy whispers that reduce themselves to leaves as they… Continue Reading “Coffee Shop–1”

Suburban Dream

Suburbia is a nap. Not an early evening nap that fades to night and eases into the next morning, but one of those thirty minute cat naps after which the sleeper jolts awake in a state of confusion and spends the remainder of the… Continue Reading “Suburban Dream”

Who’s Life is it Anyway?

  Sometimes—oh, who am I kidding—most of the time, when you you make life choices that are fulfilling to you, there will be people in your life who feel “hurt” or “angry”. See, it’s like before you are born or even while you’re still… Continue Reading “Who’s Life is it Anyway?”

Star Medicine

Confession: I try too hard. Other Confession: I’m a wee bit taken aback that I began a blog post with “Confession”. But, I did. So… Growing up in the rural area of southwest Missouri, I spent a lot of summers watching the evening begin… Continue Reading “Star Medicine”

Mountains

I think that before we are born, we help choose the mountain we want to climb during our life—I think we help select our unique path. Some pick the bunny slope, there’s nothing wrong with that. Even bunny slopes have their hang ups, and… Continue Reading “Mountains”

Window Thoughts

  Mom stopped smiling last week. I don’t ask why, the tea kettle blows steam. Music from the top of a glass bottle of Coca Cola. Sometimes, I gotta lick my chapped lips before playing the tune. My tongue scrapes the dry spot I… Continue Reading “Window Thoughts”

In Memory Of

  It’s that moment of teetering before ground meets head, shards fly, an internal air raid, sirens. Silent seconds before tornado. No looking back to what was hidden in dirt, or painted grass raking jagged nails through hair, eyes closed through breezes, they open.… Continue Reading “In Memory Of”