May your quarantine life be fine

Hi there – just a quick little mid-month check-in. To kick off the month, I drove to Anaheim for another drug test. No physical for this one, and the drug test was quick. The lab was nice. I liked that I could check in from the car. They texted me when they were ready to…

April recap

Whew! I did 30/30 y’all! And I even did it in the allotted timeframe! I don’t know that that’s happened in quite a long time. Of course, by posting only poems mostly, you missed out on the other stuff I did, though, honestly, sometimes the poems were or described what I did. But here’s how…

NPM 30 / 30

from the Day 30 prompt on NaPoWriMo Something That Returns every word written feels like the last of its kind every writer I know harbors this secret fear it takes time to process & articulate there’s no prescription it’s its own magic in that it disappears for stretches at a time not as reliable as…

NPM 29 / 30

Love is… doggy kisses in the morning wearing a face mask on a walk respecting mom’s hours blooms of a recently planted flower hand-drawn signs on a garage tree faces new music from an amazing songwriter bees buzzing in hazy sunshine warm concrete under bare feet water from hose dripping on toes calls from a…

NPM 28 / 30

Bad Omens higher number on the scale probably brownies maybe gained muscle mass she thinks without much conviction dog poop on the rug still warm even though we were just outside proper guilt on dog’s face grocery trip started well then there was a young girl with her mother and sister with mask around her…

NPM 26 / 30

The Room in the heat of the afternoon I close the blinds flip on fan so room cools down makes it feel like a different country a respite from rest of the house especially in the evenings my own little sanctuary my home within the home I once read an article about the importance of…

NPM 27 / 30

When This is Over give me a crowded bar with a rockin’ band hittin’ all the high points bringin’ the people to pulse like the heartbeat of the music promising happiness, good vibes like everything is right in the world where the beer is cold as we press forward closer to each other to be part…

NPM 25 / 30

(prompt from The Isolation Journals – Day 3) Travel Journal Entry – 4/25/20 I struck out on a daring adventure this morning. After rising early due to the sunrise piercing into my bedchamber, I donned walking shoes and a protective face covering to go out into the “neighborhood.” Since there were few sidewalks, I stuck…

NPM 24 / 30

(with her approval) Portrait of My Mother Thus Far nacio en Barcelona cuando su familia tenia riqueza from Bonanova to Roca y Batlle early 60s, late teens, under Franco rule worked as a tour operator she & her girlfriends flirted with American GIs settled on one young man in particular from Oklahoma when she was…

NPM 11 / 30

Getting in the one I missed. Will owe 24 & 25 tomorrow. ~~ Speak to Me everyone knows a rose symbolizes love gushes it from its plentiful petals to its thorny stem however a small sachet of lavender signals distrust not even its heady scent can sway suspicion slip it to a shady soul for…