NPM 27 of 30 (New Mexico Declaration)

Last week I traveled to Taos, New Mexico for a creativity retreat. While I plan to write in more detail about the whole experience, I’ll whet your appetite with this poem. I wrote it on the last day (along with everyone else writing their own versions). What’s interesting (maybe?) about this exercise was that it’s…

the rest of the week

After the disappointment of Wednesday night, the rest of the weekend has been pretty good. On Thursday, out of nowhere, I decided to see a movie. Instead of a variety of Oscar-nominated films I could have chosen, I selected “Winchester” starring Helen Mirren. It’s about Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle company fortune and…

NPM – 26 of 30

I wrote this poem in October during the full moon. I thought with tomorrow’s early morning lunar spectacular (blue moon/super moon/blood moon/lunar eclipse), this poem was appropriate. Oh yeah, and also the president’s first SOTU. ~~ Moon Shine Last night I kept the blinds open, unconcerned about who might see into my bedroom, spy the…

NPM – 25 of 30

I hate to leave things hanging, though, inevitably, it’s exactly what I do especially with regard to this blog. I abandoned the December reflections after my dad went into the hospital. I plan to write a lot more about what happened in December, but for now, I’ll say that my dad died on January 3,…

NPM – 24 of 30

hole in the floormat my driver’s side floormat has a hole where my right heel has worried through the fabric I don’t know how long my heel has worked to accomplish this feat I have noticed it slowly growing I have rearranged the floormat to slow the growth but it always inches back to the…

NPM – 23 of 30

yes, I know April is over, but I still owe 8 poems…they’ll get filtered in here and there 🙂 ~~ when you’re the person being honked at to go at a green light it happens you consider yourself a pretty good driver attentive, law-abiding for the most part but some days you’re on auto-pilot driving…

NPM – 22 of 30

the woman in the car behind me she is an older woman but seems well put together she is touching up her make-up fluffing her hair she checks her watch I wonder if she is late for an appointment an interview a date she uses her rear view mirror as a final check on her…

NPM – 20 of 30

as you’ve probably surmised, when I don’t have the inspiration for much, I turn to haiku it may be kind of cheating, but it works for me ~~ another long day getting ready to leave town needed getaway

NPM – 18 of 30

what do you make of a day that begins deciding if you’re well enough to return to work you do your ten years of working is celebrated with the head honchos and others who have also endured for a decade you eat mediocre pizza and must recount how you came to work there then share…

NPM – 17 of 30

lovely to sleep in trying to knock out sickness feeling okay now

NPM – 15 & 16 of 30

April 15 productive morning lazy afternoon at home music & friends at night ~~ April 16 sickness came today fuzzy head & lazy bones sick day tomorrow