So Spicy It’s Corny

Arizona DreamsCinnamon flashbacksTo Sunny ParisOnce upon a ThymeWe traveled with lust Sea Salt in the airEvokes SeattleGreen Goddess GardensHer Pike Place exploredMurals of Flavor Vanilla triggersMemories of touchNaked Krakow NightsCumin all overAleppo’s Pepper Written for Poetics: Spicing it Up by dVerse


My older sister called to warn me that a monsoon was coming. “The more time we spend on the phone, the later I’ll get home,” I said. A moment after hanging up, I was soaking wet, and my legs, feet, shoes, and tires were all soaked in mud. My muddy shoelace caught in my pedal,…


If only there were a glimmer of hope of passing through a doorway in history, I wouldrenege on all of the awful things I said to you, and the ways that I mistreated you. If I could turn back time and start over, I would love you right. Word Count: 49 words Written for the…

Lee Madgwick Ekphrastic

Honestly, ekphrastic poetry is not my favorite to write. However, Lee Madgwick’s artwork inspiring today’s dVerse prompt was too cool to pass up. (Check out the prompt or his website to see more.) Since it’s still Tuesday here in California, I may as well write another Shadorma (for Tanka Tuesday). I love all of Lee’s…

We Are Never Getting Back Together

Another Shadorma for Tanka Tuesday Misery Loves Company Sibling loss Unique misery Trauma bond Grief glues us Loss role played out forever Dead connection sought Unhealthy Otherworldly love All for naught Let’s cremate Resuscitation won’t breed Reincarnation

Harmless Shadorma

A Shadorma for Tanka Tuesday Harmless Am I old? It’s been twelve weeks since He touched me Late at night Slyly sneaks to dark office Screen girls are eighteen Motherhood Temple sacrificed Queen Consort Devalued Crown conceded to create Life without a king

Serendipity Trail

A Haibun for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge Serendipity Trail isn’t the path that I originally intended to hike, but it’s turned out to be so much better than the one my guide book recommended. Luckily, my goal was to enjoy myself, no matter what. not to simply follow directions. Without whatever misstep…

Joseph’s Star

A Joseph’s Star poem written for Murisopsis’ My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt Quesadilla GratePile of cheeseGet salsas readyRemove chicken from crock-potAssemble ingredientsHeat the tortillaPlate it upEatMineIs spicyNot just the salsaMy secret ingredientsJalapeno pepper jackChipotle chickenSrirachaLime

First Emmett

Nesting Area National Geographic photographers found eaglesGeographic predators with cliff-side nests built highPhotographers struggled to focus cameras against skyFound near the eagles were scores of seagulls Eagles didn’t seem to notice the nuisance nearby Emmett poem written for Murisopsis’ My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt. I think this was the hardest form I’ve tried so far!…

First Amanda’s Pinch

First and Last Date Remembering a date from many years agoWith a lawyer who I was not attracted toThought I could keep my cool and be politeUntil he went in for a kissUntil he went in for a kissIn his gilded car under the moonlightI felt repulsed by him, didn’t know what to doJumped out…