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Ralph Lauren Polo

heavily scented

on your

adolescent neck

as I nuzzle closer

our young damp

hopeful skin

sticking eagerly

to each other

in the humid… 55 more words


Making Scents of Memories

Today for dVerse Poetics, Grace invites us to “drizzle your poems with fragrances.” I find this my most favorite sense to slip into both prose and poetry because it so easily accesses memories. 180 more words


Summer Daze--dVerse Poetics

Summer Daze

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
___Mary Oliver, The Summer Day

Outside my window, 129 more words


Orange Shoes

Orange Shoes
a Haibun

“Oh, I’ve made my share of mistakes,” Emily said. “How boring life would be without them.”

Sunlight stripped across the crevices on her 89-year-old face, creating hills and valleys in much the same way as her life had. 277 more words


Sticks & Lines

at seventeen

I peed on a stick

two lines appeared

gigantic fault lines

shattering my world

but disaster didn’t stick

because motherhood did


Written for  38 more words


Enclosure--dVerse Poetics

a Sonnet for Linda

I stand in darkness looking out the door.
Dim lights reflect in puddles on the street.
The night is young, but fear comes to the fore- 157 more words


I Am of the Desert--dVerse Poetics

I Am of the Desert

I am of the desert.
The hunger of coyote howls in my bones.
My spirit knows the parched,
the arid earth. 83 more words