it feels different

long post warning Before COVID-19 became part of our everyday energy, back in February, Ahmaud Arbery went for a jog in Georgia and was shot dead in the street by a citizen who claims he thought Arbery was a burglar. As the first stay-at-home orders were being considered, in mid-March, Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend…

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 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 15 / 30

This Day this day was filled with unease though the sun shone brightly and there was a light breeze this day was filled with unease orange blossoms filled with bees my nerves are wound too tightly this day was filled with unease though the sun shone brightly ~~ From the day 12 prompt in which the…

NPM 13 / 30

For Osi my sister put her dog down today she knew the day would come which doesn’t really prepare you how could it she and her son were with that sweet ol’ girl to send her on her way so now she’s at peace but there’s an Osi-sized hole in our hearts she really was…

NPM 5 / 30

Prompt taken from http://www.napowrimo.net (day 2) to write a poem about a specific place. Remember, these are drafts 🙂 The House on Miller Avenue this house is where I was a kid across the street from the Lutheran church where I went to Kindergarten my teacher also worked in the deli at the Food King…

NPM 3 / 30

Gardeners of Los Angeles I walk in my neighborhood now that trails are closed there are others walking or running we keep our required distance from each other though still offer a ‘good morning’ or just a wave or nod but there are those who are working city employees cutting park lawns hanging new street…

NPM 2 / 30

I should note that these pieces are drafts. Sometimes I go back and refine them, and sometimes they just exist here. The Day of 10,000 Butterflies  last March, I was visiting my mother we were a year past the death of my father only a couple months until I would move in to live with…