Friday, June 22, 2018


What are those loud, witchy, cackling noises?
Is it coming from inside the house?
Oh geeze. 
You AND your sister are in there?
I hope the roof doesn't blow off. 
You should have passed out earplugs to your neighbors. 
Let the party weekend commence. 
Clink. Clink. Cheers to sister love.  

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Solstice

Did you hear?
It's the longest day of the year
Blueberry pies
Zucchini blossoms
Backyard Possums
The key
for me to stay awake until 9:30?
Sip tea
In this tree
Then it's pink pajamas
For this Mamma

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Marshmallow Escalators

Standing here in the middle of your driveway, I'm outside of my comfort zone. I feel like I am prey to that nasty crow who always makes me feel like I did him wrong and he is waiting to catch me and scratch my eyes out. But I'm willing to feel uncomfortable so that I can be closer to you and amuse you by twitching my head from side to side. I know how that makes you giggle.
Remember the reoccurring nightmares you used to have when Lily was little? Like the one where you left her on top of the car in her car seat and drove down the highway? Or being separated in a department store with escalators that where made of marshmallows and you would sink into them and never be able to go fast enough to search for her? The horror of it all would jolt you awake only to find her warm little body next to yours. If she was lost, no one would every know that the only way she falls asleep is if she put her pointer finger in your mouth. Or that no amount of baby whispering tricks would get her to sleep in her own bed. The not knowing, I imagine that is every parents nightmare.
So, maybe step out of your comfort zone and scream a little bit about the horrible situation that is happening with migrant children. I know, screaming is not your thing. But do something. You laying there on the lounge chair staring at an empty bird feeder is doing no one any good. Especially me.
Those kids must be so scared to not be at home.
They must be so scared to not be with someone who loves them before they fall asleep.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer Magic

The most magical part of summer just happened...
I saw my first firefly.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Tree Living

One of the best things about living in this tree?
There is no television. I can tell by the look on your face that you watched the news and saw another scared child without her Mom.
You're humans. You can do better than this. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018


I've noticed your eyes are the same shape. The same color. He's 73. You're 49. Wow. You've known each other a long time.
He's a Master tool and die maker.
He likes car racing.
His dog.
The Erie Canal.
Fishing on the lake.
His kids.
Trains going by and things with loud motors make him happy.
For such a dude, he never seems to mind that he never had a son. He learned a lot about nail polish and girl drama. You learned how to double clutch a five speed when you could reach the pedals. Seems like a fair trade.
That is your Dad?
I can tell. You have the same smile.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Without A Care

I have flown
To destinations unknown
Once there
Without a care
I would just sit and stare
You should try this sometime
While you're still in your prime
You could sit in this chair and continue to rhyme