Bruised Plums #240

They were unpromising Words grated like cheese Words reduced to small shreds Words strung like pasta Tossed like a salad Thrown together with a pinch of thyme And oregano The other morsels were small Irritants Acidic Tomatoes, garlic, and onions Barely noticeable to the tall ones Their necks stretched out in the clouds They see…

Cherry Trees in Winter

For the past few months the very word “cherry tree blossom” has been magnified in my spirit. It all started back in November or December while watching a movie called “Saving Mr. Banks.”  This film is about the author of Mary Poppins and how her children’s classics came about. Although the author is quite cantankerous…