GHOST PLANES, GUILT AND GOONEYS

The drone of a plane awakens me out of a peaceful slumber. They’re coming to save us! Like paratroopers landing on the beaches of Normandy. But history shows what happened on D-Day. And there will be casualties of war. I’ve awakened into a bad dream and strain to hear the ghost planes –those ghost riders, phantom fighters my husband heard asContinue reading “GHOST PLANES, GUILT AND GOONEYS”

Holiday Guests or As 2019 Swirls Down the Drain

My New Years’ Resolution is to get a second bathroom before the next holiday season!   Sneaking in a moment for ourselves, What could be more metaphorical Than the overflowed tub Or the near-severed thumb? Bath water cascades over the rim Blood dances onto the new parquet To fraternize with the warm water Oozing underContinue reading “Holiday Guests or As 2019 Swirls Down the Drain”

Remodeling or Watercolored Blues

Remodeling. This is where the surf almost literally meets the sand – where the east coast meets the west coast. This is what will test the Jersey Boy/California Girl solid-as-granite marriage. Eight years ago, after the hot water tank flooded our place with an ocean of water, we moved into this space-challenged condo. As smallContinue reading “Remodeling or Watercolored Blues”

Soy Güera 

Mi corazon, an ivory-veined granite rock
tossed into the Rio Grande moons ago.
I want to float up, pierce the muddied waters
like a machete and fight for what’s right;
for mis hermanas, but I’m only half, not real.
I want to be one with you, but I’m güera,
I’m fighting my own guerra at home.

Paper Whites

  Writing? What writing? As I stare at this white paper, empty and yet pregnant with doubts about being a writer, I can only think about my recent past and how I’ve made that my excuse for not writing. Another new year and it seems I’ve lost all seeds of inspiration. If not for pictures,Continue reading “Paper Whites”

Words Don’t Fail Me Now!

I just read an interesting article in “Medium” by Brian Kurian entitled “3 of the Most Effective Ways to Fail as a Writer. https://writingcooperative.com/3-of-the-most-effective-ways-to-fail-as-a-writer-11eb7ea6a048 Well, so far, I’m able to check all three boxes that would qualify me as writing a failure, I used to love writing. Right now I don’t know what’s going on withContinue reading “Words Don’t Fail Me Now!”

Milky Way Hope

Nighttime and behind my eyes it’s dark but the stars still twinkle and spark across the Milky Way backdrop of my eyelids heavy as titanium.   I wake to the words: “At first there was light.” As the sun bleeds through the windows of my soul I imagine an asteroid blasting me clear out ofContinue reading “Milky Way Hope”