The Snow is Gone

I’ve been in an odd mood these past few days. I feel like there’s an epic battle going on inside my mind – a battle between good and evil. Depression and anxiety versus stability. Who will win? Well, judging from past experience, depression will probably win and I’ll end up being the big loser.  I’m … More The Snow is Gone

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge: Secret & Burn

This week’s haiku challenge by Ronovan Writes offers us the challenge words, Secret & Burn. These words have tapped into my desire for spring to come! After a week of above-average temperatures, I’ve watched our two feet of snow melt into just the occasional hidden patches of white tucked into shady spots here and there. … More RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge: Secret & Burn

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge: Fade & Eye

Hello, everyone! It’s that time again. Time for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge! The prompt words for this week are Eye and Fade. There are several incredible contributions this week and you can find links to them by clicking here: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-136-eyefade/ Here are my contributions this week: WINTER Nothing but winter As far as the … More RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge: Fade & Eye

The Amazon Decision

Today, I did something I’ve been planning to do for a long time. I uploaded Better than Perfect to Smashwords. For the past several months, that novel was my only book (out of 8) to be exclusive on Amazon. In fact, since it’s publication in 2014, it has never been listed in e-book format on … More The Amazon Decision

Love and Light

Today, I’m participating in Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge early so I don’t forget like I’ve done in past weeks. The challenge words are LOVE & LIGHT. I wrote two very different haiku using the prompt words. It was fun!   LIGHT Sending love and light Healing waves of compassion From my heart to yours SHADOWS Shadows … More Love and Light

Delicate Soul

I wrote this haiku on a whim yesterday. Thinking about the current state of the world, I thought about other people, like me, who seem to be crushed under the weight of their own empathy. News stories that talk about war-weary refuges, children suffering from disease, hateful attacks by humans against other humans… it’s depressing … More Delicate Soul

Always Hope

So much has happened recently, in my small part of the world and in the greater world we all share. Regardless of which corner of the world you inhabit, or what political views you may hold, there is one thing all human beings cling to – hope. There is always hope, even when we can’t … More Always Hope

Winter Haiku

  It’s a cold winter day and I’m home ill. Lying on the sofa, looking out through a sliver of opening between the curtains, I can see our neighbor’s tree, its naked branches stretching across the gray sky. And so this haiku sequence formed in my mind: Skeletal branches Stretch across the leaden sky Yearning … More Winter Haiku

Too Much to Say

Looking back at my blog over the past couple of months, I see nothing but sporadic re-blogs. I’ve barely posted at all, but that isn’t because I don’t have anything to say. It’s because I have so much to write about, I can hardly get my thoughts in order. Do I talk about the election … More Too Much to Say

Haiku Challenge: Breathe and New

It’s been a long time since I’ve participated in RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge, but I’m happy to be back writing poetry once again. I hope you’ll cut me some slack because I’m pretty rusty. The challenge words this week are Breathe & New. Please be sure to stop by Ronovan’s blog: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-123-breathenew/. You can … More Haiku Challenge: Breathe and New