Gains and Losses

The mistress, meticulously groomed glows a sun-kissed bronze shimmery invitation, promising seductive sensations of pleasure and release. The husband, tense, overworked, emotionally overwrought heeds the call like a sailor following the lure of sirens. The flirtation begins in innocence, he sips from her splendour at a party, tastes her bittersweetness and feels himself losing all […]

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Hatched

She’s in the kitchen cleaning, prepping sweetness;  wishes to nurture childlike longings – sugar laden gifts, honeyed chops hooks her men with culinary preciseness as legend prescribes wants a strong, reliable type to stir her ovaries keep her dishing up love disapproval, like raw egg drips off her china plates shame of misadventures she cannot […]

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Adrenal Spin

Death has visited us, and subsequently, visitations, and a funeral. Ours was a loss long anticipated, suffering relieved by passing on. Dutifully, I planned to accompany Mom, show support, and represent our side. Disability answers to its own drum, and this added stress inflamed the beat. Attempts at resting, met fired adrenals – locked on […]

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One Way Conversation with Dad

Happy Birthday, Dad.  You would have been 88 today. I miss you today, Dad.  I miss your wisdom; I could use some right now. I don’t know if you can read this, Dad, or hear me, but I’d like to pull up a chair anyway, so we can talk.  You see, I’m just not feeling that […]

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