Spring Foward Into Night

I’m not afraid of the dark I get an early morning start Sacrificing my fitful sleep To beat the California heat When all is still tucked in bed Getting their snooze on instead It’s calm and quiet till I walk by With my shepherd at my side Waking up every dog in sight Activating theContinue reading “Spring Foward Into Night”


Percolating beans Slow roasted for my machine Vitalizing coffee steams ~ Steaming hot liquid Breathes energy into me Waking up happy ~ One will never do I simply must have two cups To tackle this new day ~ Fully leaded drink Mixed extra creamy and sweet My daily retreat ~ Savoring each drop Stretching theContinue reading “Coffee-Ku’s”

Witches Brew

31 of 31 OctPoWriMo Short days and long nights I’ve gathered ingredients It’s time to cast spells Combine tongue, eye, tooth, ear, spleen Chant a Happy Halloween ~ Tanka I’d like to send a special shout out to my fellow October Poetry writers for their encouragement, support, expertise, and for being my source of inspiration! AndContinue reading “Witches Brew”


  25 of 31 OctPoWriMo Slithering around on the floor The cold tiles soothed the heat Calmed by my own heart beat I heard a faint knock at my door Begging in the distance, please  ~ I knew there was no one there It was my conscious fooling me I didn’t need to get upContinue reading “Venomous”

The Masquerade

21 of 31 OctPoWriMo It’s heavier than you might think continually holding this mask chasing my dreams and afraid to blink determined to carry out this task Arms grow heavy and weak after weeks of clutching this pointless disguise pushing limits exploring new techniques longing to drop it, but know it’s not wise Wearing anContinue reading “The Masquerade”

Paid The Price

19 of 31 OctPoWriMo She asked him nicely to stay On her knees she begged please Don’t leave me and go away He insisted and took leave Left standing there alone She fell to the floor, wept Vulnerable and prone Saw it clearly as she slept Without any delay Revenge was to be claimed ActionsContinue reading “Paid The Price”

My Challenge

14 of 31 OctPoWriMo My challenge Write something everyday My challenge No matter what folks say I’ll find my own way through Working out the kinks of My Challenge ~Rondelet Dear Readers, It’s okay if you think this is cheesy, I know it is. I don’t consider myself a poet or take these things tooContinue reading “My Challenge”

A Glimpse of Me

11 of 31 OctPoWriMo You believe you can see Who I am; what I’m about Maybe you have no doubts You got me all figured out But what you see isn’t me Rightly, I sit back and flout Go ahead and take a peek See what you wish to believe Words are often misconceived PurposelyContinue reading “A Glimpse of Me”

Why I Write

Severed seams and deep bleeding Trickling from my very being Thoughts that seep out from my head That are surely best left unsaid Screaming out loud every night Putting up a damn good fight Beseeching a chance to be read Before forever left for dead Blood splatters of ink are dropped Persistently marking a spotContinue reading “Why I Write”

Snatched (snippet)

The sounds of incoherent grunts and moans coming from the trussed and gagged woman at the back of the van were a welcomed sound in Jack’s ears. The sounds carried relief and on the heels of that excitement in his belly because those sounds meant that his fine catch would pull through and partake in theContinue reading “Snatched (snippet)”

Fiona the Fairy

F is for… Fiona the Fairy Fiona checked out of action with the Dragon-hand at the stroke of fifty-years for vacation. Opting for beauty-sleep, she bypassed the beach to the enchanted forest to rest her fatigued wings. Atop of the cottage she slept for a week and woke with a renewed energy for mischief andContinue reading “Fiona the Fairy”

Help Me Choose A Theme

I need a plan!  Even if things don’t go according to the plan, and they rarely do, I still need a plan in place because that’s the kind of gal that I am. March seems to be flying by at warp-speed, so I haven’t got much time left to waste.  With that being said, kindlyContinue reading “Help Me Choose A Theme”

Quiet Mine

I’ve enjoyed the quiet sounds of the neighborhood while sitting out on the patio, getting words (+2k) on the page in between taking care of domestic responsibilities.  Now I’m running out of juice (battery, energy, and wine), so it’s time to pack it up and call it a night and get things in order forContinue reading “Quiet Mine”


  Okay it’s time to crunch some numbers and get a few words in today.  Let’s see where did I leave off, hmmm?  It is kind of hard to remember… after all, I am guilty of scene hopping it’s true.  I have to flush out the scenes or polish them when they strike or IContinue reading “Cheers”