Songwriter book club

The main thing I had going on today was attending my songwriter book club. I don’t write songs, though, I write poems. We read a book then write something either about or inspired by the book. The book we read was called The Control of Nature. It was written in the late 80s, but I’m…

an afternoon at the beach

It’s not really how it sounds. I mean, I was dressed in jeans, a long-sleeve shirt, and shoes & socks. But yes, I went to the beach today. San Clemente to be precise, and the reason was I was meeting a friend there. I packed a camp chair, some snacks, and layers. I’ve known Robt…

August re-cap

Welcome to September. In August, I participated in an Instagram challenge called #augustbreak2020 that is created by Susannah Conway. She gives prompts for every day of the month and you post a photo inspired by that prompt. Some are easy, others are a little tough. The last day’s prompt was: August was…. My answer was…

Five months

It was five months ago today that CA Governor Newsom ordered the shelter-in-place order for the state due to the threat of the COVID-19. As of this writing, 8:41 pm, California has lost 11,686 of its people to the disease. And it has the highest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. at just over…

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…

NPM 21 / 30

It would have been my dad’s 80th birthday today. And also, Prince died 4 years ago. Feeling some things over here. ~~ This Thing Called Life Prince died on my father’s birthday April 21st so now, no matter what, they’ll always be linked not that my dad liked Prince’s music I doubt he could have…

NPM 14 / 30

A Year After Your Death I counted down the days until my plan could go into action a recalibration of my life I celebrated the release of my book new poems about you plus others from my past I was already grieving two friends when you made it a trio a deeper layer of sadness…

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…