When I was in middle school, I went with my parents and grandparents to a special exhibit of paintings at the Venetian in Las Vegas. It was my first real exposure to fine paintings. At the time, I didn’t know much about art (I’m still not an art historian by a long shot), but I... Continue Reading →
I. Morning Rewind the grey dots on the pavement. Drop them up into the sky, Higher, higher to their pinprick pockets in the clouds. Pockets where, for a brief moment, the light peaks through the grey undersky—a split-second split for spilt light to slice through. Rewind the grey dots to take their places in the... Continue Reading →
Always Next Valentine’s Day I meant to give you a card today, My gift to you, sweet Sally Mae, I worked so hard, To make the card, For you this Valentine’s Day. I saw you standing ‘cross the way, I steeled my nerves and braveray, And while I felt bolder, I tapped... Continue Reading →
Anew Renewed Anew Renewed. A year again. A silver slate of snow. Mistakes to make, Time to take, A ride along the row. A blanket blank, A track to trace, A line around the lane. A piece of peace, A rich release, From prickly points of pain. -M.M.
Among other things, I collect words. New, unusual, or uncommon. Used, broken, or left out on the curb. Words that do more than say- words that describe. This week I wrote down words that I found intriguing, novel, and/or needed a refresher on. They are as follows: pedantic: (adj.) 1. ostentatious in one's learning ... Continue Reading →