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A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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Sept 18 prompt, poem, event

Sept 18th’s prompt is “you stumble upon old home videos”  Continue reading “Sept 18 prompt, poem, event”

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Sept 17 prompt & poem

Sept 17th’s prompt is “come, you masters of war ”  Continue reading “Sept 17 prompt & poem”

Sept 16 prompt & poem

Sept 16th’s prompt is “the apocalypse started six years ago, nobody noticed ”  Continue reading “Sept 16 prompt & poem”

Sept 15 prompt & poem

Sept 15th’s prompt is “That is a terrible, horrible, incredibly foolish idea – let’s do it”  Continue reading “Sept 15 prompt & poem”

Sept 14 prompt & poem

Sept 14th’s prompt is “Phoenix ”  Continue reading “Sept 14 prompt & poem”

Sept 13 prompt & poem

Sept 13th’s prompt is “the story started when the bomb exploded ”  Continue reading “Sept 13 prompt & poem”

Sept 12 prompt & poem

Sept 12th’s prompt is “it wasn’t the fire that she was afraid of ”  Continue reading “Sept 12 prompt & poem”

Sept 11 prompt & poem

Sept 11th’s prompt is “No day shall erase you from the memory of time” (Virgil quote at the 9/11 Twin Towers Memorial.) Continue reading “Sept 11 prompt & poem”

Sept 10 prompt & poem

Sept 9th’s prompt is “a fugitive spirit sprints through a graveyard “ Continue reading “Sept 10 prompt & poem”

Sept 9 prompt & event

Sept 9th’s prompt is “how to follow your dream” Continue reading “Sept 9 prompt & event”

July 26 & 27 prompts

Yesterday was turned into a very long day out & my Pixy (laptop) is no longer able to withstand daily jaunts. Every time I boarded a bus to go home, I ended up somewhere

Continue reading “July 26 & 27 prompts”

Jul 25 prompt & poem

Today – or rather last night – was very very weird.  Ans I did not get to sleep until 6 … so I slept in late.  Still not quite sure I am awake yet.

Wednesday’s July 25 prompt is “they weren’t counting on the bears” Continue reading “Jul 25 prompt & poem”

Jul 24 prompt & poem

Happy Tuesday. Let’s have a little fun with today, shall we?

Tuesday’s July 24 prompt is “the world’s only hope is Jerry (the comic book cashier)” Continue reading “Jul 24 prompt & poem”

Jul 9 prompts & poem

Yay, ‘puter is still behavin’ … so let’s do this!

Monday, July 9 prompt is “genuine”.   Continue reading “Jul 9 prompts & poem”

Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem

Friday, the gremlins not only took possession of my e-devices … they even managed to assail my son’s car as well. We hope a car wizard can repel and expel them tomorrow.

Fridays shenanigans had me down for Continue reading “Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem”

Jul 6 prompt

Another day of non-stop obstacles and detours … And it looks like I won’t be able to make any poetry or poetry writing gatherings this weekend.

But let’s play anyways … Continue reading “Jul 6 prompt”

Jul 5 prompt

This is gonna down and dirty at first because I am running late this morning. I’ll flesh it out when I get to my next stop w/ WIFI.

Thursday’s July 5 prompt is “conversations between people who don’t exist?” Continue reading “Jul 5 prompt”

Jul 4 prompt & poem

Today is Independence Day here in the US of A; Enjoy and celebrate it if you are of the mind. I just can’t bring myself to – too many civil rights and human rights being removed daily Continue reading “Jul 4 prompt & poem”

Jul 3 prompts

Monday has been a real bitch – so let’s add a bit of whimsey/

Tuesday’s Jul 3  prompt was “You don’t strike me as a professional criminal.’  ‘That’s why I’m so good at it …” Continue reading “Jul 3 prompts”

Jul 1 & 2 prompts

I had hoped things would settle down this week, after the last week’s events … but as soon as I try to catch my breath, there’s still a few curve balls.  Still, I’m tenacious – Let’s forge ahead! Continue reading “Jul 1 & 2 prompts”

Jun 25 – 30 prompts

This week has been busy with preparing for Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s events. Between them & challenges, postings will be difficult.

So let’s post Monday through Saturday’s prompts. Continue reading “Jun 25 – 30 prompts”

Jun 23 & 24 prompts

Today is photo prompts; It is Paint The Town/Write The Town season and both days this weekend has an event. So you get to attend Continue reading “Jun 23 & 24 prompts”

Jun 20, 21, and 22 prompts

Okay – hand’s healing slowly and while I haven’t been able to access my ‘puter much, I have been making progress on next week’s art projects, formatting chapbooks and rehearsin Continue reading “Jun 20, 21, and 22 prompts”

Jun 17, 18, and 19 prompts

It becomes more and more clear to me that the laws of physics just get wrapped around me.

How else can I explain Continue reading “Jun 17, 18, and 19 prompts”

Jun 12 prompt

Operative operating system today … so let’s do this …

Today’s is “life in a zoo” .., Continue reading “Jun 12 prompt”

Jun 15 prompts

So two days behind; let’s get caught up.

Wednesday’s prompt was “uploaded photo”.  Continue reading “Jun 15 prompts”

Jun 10 & 11 prompts

Back to sending my prompts no-frills via phone …

but undeterred!

Sunday’s prompt is “the rest of your life in a library”. Continue reading “Jun 10 & 11 prompts”

Day 30 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo

Day 30 – Last Day of National Poetry Writing and all the Poem-A-Day challenges. It could be a sad day … But good news! Not only will November bring National Novel Writing Month but it will bring November’s Poem-A-Day Challenges!

As for me, I’m gonna continue posting one a day … HERE!

And tomorrow brings May –

Continue reading “Day 30 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo”

#Day 29 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo

Day 29 – Two days to go.

It’s Sunday – which usually means I get a delicious writing prompt in my inbox from “Draft” which always leas me somewhere delightfully unexplored. But I also need to tackle my long-neglected Continue reading “#Day 29 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo”

#Day 28 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo

Day 28 – Counting today, three days left of Poetry Month Writing challenges … oh my.

The ‘puter gremlins are active but fortunately, I’ve got WordPress on my phone.

So … Today’s Continue reading “#Day 28 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo”

Apr 27 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 27 and the last Friday of the month. Which means  … Salem Art Walk! Time I go full-on CC Willow … but it is National Poetry Month and the Art Walk theme is “Poetry this evening – So I get to play as “Ariel” as well!  Continue reading “Apr 27 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 25 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 25  I’m going to make this quick before the ‘puter gremlins wake up or before my mind short-circuits a vital part of my body.

Following the prompts of the last two days  Today’s prompt is  “write a Wednesday poem”  ... hoping to make the final week of Apr Poem-A-Day challenge easy for you! Continue reading “Apr 25 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 24 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 24  I am being SUCH a writer today … and by that I mean I am allowing every little thing to pull me away from writing – as writers tend to fall prey to. But can you blame Continue reading “Apr 24 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 23 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Hate realizing a post didn’t – well – post.

Day 23  I didn’t get to a post yesterday – what with the Garden Poems reading and other distractions. So consider that day a wild card as far as prompts go.

My next reading will be this Thursday – Moments Before Midnight Continue reading “Apr 23 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 21 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 21  20180422 Poetry in the GardenA Quick reminder – I will be one of 10 poets reading Tomorrow (Earth Day) at Garden Poems at Gaiety Hollow.  Event is 2-4 pm at Salem’s  Gaiety Hollow Continue reading “Apr 21 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 20 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 20  I’m glad I pre-announced this on yesterday’s post as It’s another day “down the 20180422 Poetry in the Gardenrabbit-hole” and I’m looking for that tidbit that will make me “big” again …

A Quick reminder – I will be one of 10 poets reading Continue reading “Apr 20 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 19 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 19 Good news! My Pixy (‘puter) yet lives! A day of sitting in rice seems to removed what water leaked in. I am SOOOO relieved  – not just because this is the first repository of my PAD/NaPoWriMo poems but because it is the only place Continue reading “Apr 19 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 17 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 17 I have a good reason for being late-ish today. A great reason! I was poeming. That ABC poem from last Friday? – My muse decided what it really should consist of: and I’m mostly blind today so it took a while – and two devices – to type it out.

I’ll share it with you at the end of today’s offering.

 

Today’s prompt is “shared questions”. Continue reading “Apr 17 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 16 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 16 – I know, I know. this is late – the day near-done for some of you.  But it is Monday, which is one of two weekdays that are heavily scheduled for me. So – I’m free now to spend time with you!

I am switching out my planned prompt for an image/concept that has been coming to the fore of my thoughts today; it has been “weighing” on me. Continue reading “Apr 16 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 15 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 15

Today’s prompt is to write a double elevenie.

What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an Continue reading “Apr 15 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 14 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 14 Today is a fun one. And creative.  And it gives you options …

Today’s prompt is “Eleven uses ..”. Continue reading “Apr 14 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 13 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 13

 

Last night’s Moments Before Midnight poetry reading was fun – one of the highlights is when my Facebook friend, C. Steven Blue, performed his “# (hashtag) Not My President” to a drumbeat.

And the Open Mic portion Continue reading “Apr 13 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 12 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo + 2 poems

Day 12

Moments Before Midnight bookThis evening,  the poets from Moments Before Midnight anthology are reading from the just-released Moments Before Midnight at Salem Poetry Project. As one of the MBM poets – I’ll be there! Join me Continue reading “Apr 12 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo + 2 poems”

Apr 11 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 11

Let’s write about a subject you know really well today. Today’s prompt is ” What <your name> knows is this”. Continue reading “Apr 11 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 10 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 10

Yesterday was cray-cray; not only did my ‘puter go on strike – Continue reading “Apr 10 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 8 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 8

Today I am sharing a fun process to compose a poem Continue reading “Apr 8 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 7 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 7  – 1 week in! 1/4 of the way through; let’s keep the momentum up!

My PAD prompt is …”let’s make it awkward” Continue reading “Apr 7 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Day 6 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo

Day 6 This is one of those days when I have to build this post in stages; my computer nicknamed Lady Pixy is acting like a bitch,  only giving me increments of 3 consecutive minutes at a time …

My PAD prompt is … “black stone
Continue reading “Day 6 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo”

Apr 5 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 5

My PAD prompt is … “words to use from a poem
Continue reading “Apr 5 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 4 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Today is Maya Angelou’s birthday – she would have been 90. What an amazing  poet she was! I had the pleasure of hearing her read before when she was in Salem.

Day 4

My PAD prompt is … “7 lines” Continue reading “Apr 4 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

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