Shelter Me

As a kid, did anyone else feel safer by simply hiding under the covers when there were scary sounds at night?  Does anyone else feel safe, at peace, when the sky is covered with clouds, too exposed and vulnerable when there's not a cloud in the sky?  That's how I often felt and feel.  Maybe... Continue Reading →



Sometimes, you don't realize something is missing until it comes back.  The neighborhood mockingbird who does a stellar impersonation of car alarms all. night. long.  is just such a thing.  He went away for winter, and apparently returned two days ago.  So I wrote a poem in his (annoying) honor. In days of old, they... Continue Reading →

Be Not Far: A Poem

I don't know what's gotten into me; I'm normally not this poetically inspired, but here's another poem for you all.  (And by the way, all writing on this blog, unless otherwise noted/cited, is mine.  My English teachers gave me a healthy fear of plagiarism, so I avoid it at all costs.) _________________________________________________________________ With salty trace,... Continue Reading →

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