#SOLC19 No. 17
. . . hopping about in great joy,
kissing the ground
over and over with
their beaks, . . .
#SOLC19 No. 16.
She leans in a bit and in a soft southern voice says, “I’m looking for a nicely dressed man.”
#SOLC19 No. 15 and #PoetryFriday.
Finally, my wanderings led me to a poem by “one of the first influential Black poet in American literature”–Paul Laurence Dunbar.
#SOLC19 No. 14
“Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.” –Mitch Albom
#SOLC19 No. 13.
I remember it well. It was a Saturday morning. Unannounced, he came into my kitchen …
#SOL19 No. 12
When I was a child, my mother made pot cheese.
#SOLC19 No. 11.
When I was young, jelly or jam was served with toast at breakfast. Once in a while, it would be served if we had hot biscuits. . . once in a while.
#SOLC19 No. 10.
A sower went out to sow.
#SOLC19. No. 9.
Every spring, I grumble about moving my clock ahead an hour. Then I put my grumbling into a poem –“Change the Clock,” fashioned after Dr. Seuss’s GREEN EGGS AND HAM.
#SOLC19. No. 8.
“To feel the wind, sea-scented, on my cheek / … I but crave / That sad, caressing murmur of the wave / That breaks in tender music on the shore.
#SOLC19 No. 7.
I am alone, gently pushing myself back and forth on the yard swing surrounded by the hush of a warm summer evening …
#SOLC19 No. 6.
My doctor said it was the first time TSA had ever diagnosed one of his patients.
#SOLC19 No. 5.
How-To Writing: Six-Word Stories. “Tell a story in six words, that’s the task.”
#SOLC19 No. 4.
Tell a story in six words, that’s the task!
#SOLC19 No. 3.
To live, we must inhale goodness, kindness, grace, peace, joy. To live, we must exhale bitterness, hatred, rage, hurt, fear.
#SOLC19 No. 2.
My mantra for March #SOLC19 is “Brief and Rough.”
#SOLC19 No. 1.
I stood and watched by the window
The noiseless work of the sky, …
I could feel it as I read the words, but whatever it was, it was unclear — as if it were shrouded in a fog.
“Let me grow lovely, growing old– “
I placed a plate of thin apple slices and salty tortilla chips on the table and sat down across from him.