Tag: poems

Internal Rewards

Each of my paintings is a time marked and stamped with a memory. There are so many canvases stacked in corners of my house and even the worst ones are difficult to part with. Throwing them away is like saying that moment didn’t count.… Continue Reading “Internal Rewards”

Unsettling In

“They settle into the seats around me⁠and make themselves comfortable.⁠They nudge, prod and poke ⁠but I ignore them.⁠The memories want me ⁠to pay them attention⁠to take me somewhere I’ve already been⁠and don’t care to go back to.⁠They speed me down the track⁠faster than this… Continue Reading “Unsettling In”

Girl from Yonder

You know how some poems you write and look back upon you just think, “oh yeah, I remember that one,” ? I wrote The Girl from Yonder several years ago but find it to be timeless and perhaps applicable to most people at one… Continue Reading “Girl from Yonder”

Little Me


I don’t know about you, but I think we could all use a few more soft cloud-cloths these days. The rough only tumbles the soul and turns the melodies into unharmonious discord. Agree?

Through You

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of postings of encouragement to other writers on Instagram. I think one of the reasons is because part of me is really nervous about receiving my editor’s notes on my latest manuscript. I go from “Why isn’t she… Continue Reading “Through You”

Fairytale Endings

I didn’t really mean for the painting to come out so pristine-ish (note the perfectly rounded left tree). However, I’ve grown to love the fairytale quality – a place of perfection where nothing can go wrong.

Protect the Children

Oh little child, your hunger grows for things outside your world of woes gangs and morsels you feed upon to gather strength and carry on. Sirens bellow, flashing lights weaken so the appetite windows now your only shield from who you are and what… Continue Reading “Protect the Children”

Continuing to Breathe

A reminder to look for beauty everywhere.

FRank’s Blues Song

Frank Sanders is a character in my newest novel. Since he’s the blue’s harp player and songwriter, he wrote this for me. 😉