Please Gimme Your Vote!

Please Gimme Your Vote!

I’m so excited to announce that my poem, “Thank You, Stonewall,” was chosen to be published AND if you vote on my poem beginning February 15th-March 15th, I have a chance to win the poetry contest! Below is the email from *The Unsealed as well as a...
A Year of Submissions

A Year of Submissions

When Straight Enough was published in 2021, I felt an enormous sense of pride. And relief. For the first time in seven years, I was free. I no longer possessed a manuscript which needed to be read, re-read, edited, and re-written over and over. My time was mine once...
Please Refrain

Please Refrain

Please Refrain Stick straight Right as rain Deter from nature? Please refrain Forests of trees Grow upright, erect Even the bees Form lines direct In this way you too Need follow the flow Whether it be true, No one need know But don’t roots grow Gnarly and bended And...
Holiday Poem

Holiday Poem

Mid-Winters Night Dream I dream a mid-winters night dream Of hot cocoa topped with whipped cream And a pine tree embellished head to toe With ornaments from today and long ago I imagine windows framed with lights softly glowing Of a mantle with knit stockings hung...
My Mother, Her Mother, and Me

My Mother, Her Mother, and Me

My poem “My Mother, Her Mother, and Me,” was published in the anthology Mothers and Mentors: The Art of Nurturing -Real Women Write. Here is an excerpt: One blustery November morn, Early two months to the day I shot out near airborne, Screaming all the...

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