NPM 20 / 30

Woman in Her Second Act I have long surveyed this landscape mapped rivers of tears scaled mountains of unreasonable doubt struck motherlodes of friendship shacked up in ghost towns I’ve built bridges constructed dams dug tunnels traversing my life’s terrain choosing the less traveled path when possible with age and experience it’s now easier to…

NPM 19 / 30

Lifetime Movie Titles as 11 Vignettes I. Killer Crush A Dangerous Date The Psycho She Met Online Swim at Her Own Risk Secrets from Her Past Her Dark Past A Father’s Nightmare A Mother’s Worst Fear II. Her Perfect Spouse Killer Dream Home Suburban Swingers Club Murder in the Suburbs III. He Loves Me Secrets…

NPM 18 / 30

Not sure how I got three days behind! ~~ Setting the Mood rainy morning lightning splits sky, a rip in the fabric inside, we are cold we count until we hear thunder it bucks like a horse trying to toss its rider I don’t meet your eyes in front of the fire shadows hide half…

NPM 17 / 30

Covid Haiku tonight there were tearsfears surfaced because some folksreally don’t get it

NPM 16 / 30

Started this one last night but didn’t finish it until this morning. No title yet. Will post another one later today. ~~ today is a friend’s birthday I probably haven’t spoken to her in close to 20 years I’ve never been able to pinpoint why maybe I wasn’t a good friend too focused on managing…

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 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…

NPM 12 / 30

I know I still owe 11/30, but I wanted to get this one down and since it’s a look at the day it’s been, it’s labeled 12. Easter 2020 overcastfeeling undercoveras I walk in my face mask reading a book about malevolent ghostly sistersfresh-squeezed orange juicea batch of chocolate chip cookies go on circuit of…

something new and NPM 10 / 30

A bunch of my musician friends have taken to doing online shows, which have their pros and cons, but one of the biggest pros is that I get to see and hear my friends that I wouldn’t get to see even if we weren’t sheltering in place because they live in different towns or states….