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…

Boot Camp

~Memoir~ Chapter 5 Boot Camp It seemed like it only took months for my sickness to progress into a total meltdown. I felt depleted of every ounce of strength, like wafting wet paper I floated along drained. It was a weekday in winter, and the chill was all around me. I could smell death and…

Look at the Animals

RunningBusyBustling lifeTraffic, smog,Corporate strifeThe air is thickThe clocks that tickThe cars race to workThe deadlines and coffee stainsStar Bucks and StarstruckSitting the evenings awayWatching the square box that lights up the roomOutsideThe stars they tap-danceThe moon sits back, illuminating the plantsThe breath of creation breathingAnimals scurryingRunningA busy owl building a nestAnts marching carrying fruitBadgers burrowing…