Friday, June 19, 2009

Haiku Friday - Close and Sticky Edition

(from the humidity. Just to clarify)

Two federal grants
My job to develop, write
Due at the same time


Fourteen days have passed
Not that I'm counting, mind you
Just fooling myself


Vanilla Milkshake
Popcorn and mini-churros
Sad, sad substitutes


Week one at Y camp
Pale skin gives way to freckles
Sun, fun, swimming, crafts


Does love go to waste?
Can love be found, recaptured?
Can the heart refill?


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Haiku Thursday - Bonus Edition

With each passing day
A period replaces
Looming question marks

Friday, June 12, 2009

Haiku Friday - 4 day Weekend Edition!

Hours stretch ahead
Lazy, empty, nourishing
My heart, my soul, rest.

Walking away is
Not nearly as easy as
You would think it is

Things in practice
Are never as easy as
They are in theory

Hot humidity
Hugs as tight as your old aunt
At the reunion

Parts of me need things
That other parts of me know
Are very bad things

Weigh in is today
Hoping for a decent loss
4 days to first goal

Sparkling blue water
A trip to the library
Cleaning the kitchen

Tan lines and flip flops
Beach reads and sunscreen and heat
Summertime is here

Filling in bare spots
Mowing, weeding and trimming
I want more flowers

Useless but pretty
A small shot of happiness
Maybe it's enough

The Farmer's Market
Calls to me but not the kids
Going anyway!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I don't want to care
Don't want to feel second best
I'm just an option


Old words are worthless
Promises made mean nothing
I should be patient


Following the rules
We have not even discussed
Still not good enough


Impatient, childish
I thought you brought out my best
Maybe I was wrong

Monday, January 12, 2009


Open up your eyes

Let me see into your soul

And look into mine.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Haiku Friday - Vodka Tonic Edition

Icy, magical
Silvery liquid magic
I love good vodka


Ahh, Ugly Betty
You are both my biggest fear
And my heroine.


The wind howled and howled
I spent the whole day in bed
Wishing you were there


The strength that you see
When you look in my eyes
Simply costs too much


When I wear that shirt
All I can remember
is not wearing that shirt


Self-doubt swirls around
I never know what to think
My confidence wanes


Sunday, January 4, 2009


Not leaving

is not the same

as staying.

Saying something is a promise

is not the same

as promising something.

OK, fine

is not the same

as yes!

Not talking about something

is not the same

as something not being real.


is not the same

as having.


is not the sam

as loving.

Letting go

is not the same

as walking away.

Not now

is not the same

as never.

Not saying it out loud

is not the same

as silence.

Walking around, making it through the day

is not the same

as living.

Not being here

is not the same

as being there.