Last night was a Moments Before Midnight reading at the Book Bin in Corvallis Oregon, I rode down with congenial publisher, Bob Hill, and his lovely wife (and MBM editor, the poet Amalie Rush Hill. It was a lovely evening, even though our audience was small – it was in a bookstore I’ve been wanting to visit again, so of course, I was delighted. There can be multiple natural disasters happening – as long as I am in a bookstore, life is just heaven!

And it was the second time I got to spend time with fellow MBM poet, Dr. Veronica Esagli, from Portland.

There were five of us reading – a smaller gathering than previous MBM readings – however, the others and I made up for it by reading some poems from those who were absent! (ANd I chose a piece from my FaceBook friend, C Seven Blue.)

Afterward, four of us went out for dinner at Magenta, an Asian-inspired restaurant there in downtown Corvallis. if you get a chance, check it out; AMG, my food was so yummy it was almost orgasmic. And I am not one for trying new food-stuff; but with “my tribe” I was feeling adventurous.

It did, however, make for two loooong days in a row (Thursday was medical appointments & Salem Poetry Project)- I fell into bed as soon as I got home.

Prompts! Thursday, Aug 9th prompt was “he had a list of things

Englewood Forest Festival
Englewood Forest Festival

he needed to do; the very first was always “confess” 

Friday, Aug 10th prompt was “I’ve lost count of how many times you have died in front of me”

And today’s, Saturday Aug 11th prompt is  “stories fairy tales don’t tell ” …

Alternatively, today has a photo prompt if you want to use it. Today was the last day of plein air painting/poeming at AiA’s Paint The Town/Write The Town for this summer & I made it to the PTT site at the Englewood Forest Festival …


And speaking of things that fairy tales don’t say …


Happy poeming!