Wonder. A Poem.

Poem number..... Well hey! I don't have to number them any more!  A poem for the heck of it!  The prompt "Bubble."  I could not resist.   Summer Wonders I close my eyes and hear Summer sounds, Boats, Float planes. Children laughing. Dogs barking, Birds. Coming from the field, A ball hits the bat, "Ping" … Continue reading Wonder. A Poem.

Poem #30

Last poem for my (self imposed) poetry challenge.  Poem #30. Prompt: Astonish.... You would think I could find a way to use it, but did not.  *oh well*   The house quiets, I take one last Look Out of the Window. I pause. Golden light Explodes and Burns From behind Mountains. A fiery kind of … Continue reading Poem #30

Poem #29

29th poem in the month of April. Prompt: Tantrum. We put on music And cleaned the house. Placed tulips in the vase Open a good Bottle of red. Set the table With our best Open the door And invite Guests in. Sitting on the deck, Sipping Gin and tonics, Watching the waves And boats The … Continue reading Poem #29

Poem #27

A poem a day in April!  This is my 27th poem.  Ever.  A Notable achievement if I don't say so myself.  (Do you see the prompt there?) It is a lovely afternoon We promise the dog To go for walk And find ourselves On the docks. The docks A favorite place For a sunny walk … Continue reading Poem #27

Poem # 3

Because April is poetry month... A poem a day. (I do get that this is sappy, but it is what kept floating to the top of my mind, today for poem #3.  I couldn't make it go away.) Weston Sloppy wet baby kisses Sticky hand on my cheek Wondering eyes, Wide and curious. Rosy Cheeks, … Continue reading Poem # 3

Wonder. One More Small Thought About Anchorage

Anchorage feels anonymous and distant until a stranger, an older woman with large arms and soft skin hugs me, looks at me, really looks at me like she knows me, and tells me I look just like my mom.  Suddenly, I am home again.  

Trick-or-Treat

Halloween in Anchorage meant costumes worn over bulky snowsuits.  It meant cold, snowy, moonless nights trick-or-treating in our protected little neighborhood.  The big question was always, would there be snow? Halloween was homemade costumes. My siblings and I were hobos once.  Eyebrow pencil stubble on our chins, gel in our hair and then tousled, oversized … Continue reading Trick-or-Treat

Serendipity of the Itchy Kind

When one of the girls came home with lice I was horrified! Just horrified. My entire childhood and the first ten years as a parent I had never heard of a single case. I knew there was such a thing, but I had never seen a louse before.  Had never known anyone that had one … Continue reading Serendipity of the Itchy Kind

To Trekkie or Not to Trekkie

My mind swirled with the prompt today.  Exceptional. So many things popped in my head, but one kept surfacing and resurfacing and that is the many exceptional teachers I have worked with over the years. And of those exceptional teachers, one kept floating to the top. Celia E. You see, I was a new, brand … Continue reading To Trekkie or Not to Trekkie

A Perfect Day

I woke up yesterday to a lovely, sunny, fall day.  Those are few and far between here in our rainy little corner of the world.  While drinking coffee and enjoying the view, my husband spotted a whale in the narrows.  So there we were, on the deck, air chilly, coffee cup warming our hands watching … Continue reading A Perfect Day