Night and day

pale eyes watch her wash
dust and dross of day away
to night’s dark embrace


Cats prowl

verdant green long gone
replaced by dark caves of steel
cat prowls the rushes

distant memories
built into the DNA
stirs cats’ grass prowling


True upon the page

some moments are true
only on fiction’s pages
spring is fleet of foot

My novel on the other hand oft has feet of clay. Edit, edit, edit. I intend to launch the eBook this coming weekend.

I’m enjoying fiction. To see words I write build lives and worlds – oh my. It’s exhilarating.


All I want for Christmas – A Material Girl Moment.

Christmas cards are written, addressed, stamped and ready to go; a small token inserted in a few of them; will mail on Friday the 30th.

Now, in the tradition of Eartha Kitt’s ‘Santa Baby’, it’s time for my annual over-the-top, material-girl-moment, Santa’s lap wish list…

All I want for Christmas is
real pearls
real black pearls
a cameo or two or six
a long black silk nightgown
a black silk camisole or two
a pair of s
ilk 40’s style pajamas
anything silk
little black dress
black high tops stilettos
black cowboy boots

a black convertible
a Mercedes convertible

a personal trainer
a male personal trainer
a diamond ring for my right hand

a magnum of Veuve Clicquot
a case of Veuve Clicquot
a diamond ring for any hand
a large cozy country house
a country house at the beach
any large cozy house at the beach
a maid
obsession perfume

Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby

Does end time loom?

if arguments prove
true the whole world should know it
never forget it

pole shift dread event
perpetuate the knowledge
keep us from the cave


How do we find destiny’s door?

fresh from the shower
she walked unfamiliar streets
moistened by sea mists

at the prodding wind’s
insistent whispered promise
of destiny’s door

Do you ever feel drawn to or driven by an unseen force?

Christmas trees, holiday cards, Black Friday

Black Friday – The day after Thanksgiving – the single largest shopping day of the year – historically the day most retailers go well into the Black.  My main purchase is always Holiday cards and a this year I picked up a small token to insert into the card.

People will be out getting their Christmas tree and decorations. Thanksgiving day, mom had the kids, grandkids put up the tree, I watch and take pictures.

I don’t do the tree thing, and my blue party (xmas) lights stay up year round – homage to a ritual of mine and a friend now passed, Mark Roberts.  I’ searching for more of the blue icicle lights – they’re scarce this year, don’t know why.

The day after Thanksgiving is my day to write Holiday cards and letters.

pondering the end

that 2012 end of the Mayan calendar


I love a parade

music, marching bands

themed floats and balloons on high

talking heads report

let the games begin

bowls followed by malls shoppers

armed and dangerous


I love a parade – shopping and games – not so much.

My Thanksgiving day begins with coffee in front of the TV watching the Macy’s parade and perusing the Sunday-thick holiday newspaper that came out at 9pm Wednesday night.  Mainly, I love a thick newspaper, and I do need to do a little shopping, so I need to see what the deals are.

We don’t eat until 7, so there’s no rush to get anywhere until later this afternoon.  I’ll spend the rest of the morning on my e-books that I’m hoping to launch by Saturday or Sunday; calling friends to wish them well; chatting on facebook; the old ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ playing in the background…

Life is good and I am grateful.

Holiday Migrations

thanksgiving eve day

the gatherings begin now

students scatter to

far flung parents’ homes

neighbors’ drives spill onto streets

christmas lights appear


Driving to the store today for last minute supplies for Mom, I notice that my young downstairs neighbors (students both) are gone.  There are a lot of students living in my neighborhood.  Other neighbors driveways are populated with out-of-state plates.

I’ll head out tonight for Mom’s in Hoover, 15 minutes down I 65, to help her and my sister with food prep for tomorrow.

Forks in the Road

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose” – Dr. Suess

ah yes, but which way

even the yellow brick road

has forks and oh my

I have trouble with

opinions’ many voices

forks many choices


I still have a day job, so I’ve no choices to make today. I’ll go to work. But 2013 is just around the corner and I’m going to retire from that ‘day job’ and oh the choices then.

I just have to remember I can’t go in all directions at one time. I need a plan and at the moment I don’t have one other than the list. More on that later.

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