‘You cannot live the same life you imagined.’ I wake and imagine the beach empty, no people, geese, coyotes, dead fish or dogs. Already I am anxious. The geese are on the narrow strip threatening; gander, lame goose, two fluffed goslings. I blow myself up with raised wings and pull the dog into the muddy […]

This Day

    In a jar, a beautiful jar, globe like, pinched in here and there like a woman, accordion edged top, missing it’s lid, although that isn’t a good word for the solid spherical crowning glory I broke. In this jar is my morning beach cache of smoothed glass. There is no reason to stoop […]

I Woke to This

  You have a day. Now it is the next. One sweet day after the other. G said to me this morning after coffee, ‘We are going to have fun today’ and off he went for his bike exercise. This word ‘FUN’ stops me in my tracks. I know satisfaction, I know contentment but FUN. […]


Minimalism is Subtraction for the Sake of Focus   I purge. I live on a white sheet. The word ‘Free’ on a wall. A book with blank pages. A pen that always has ink. One wall is window, I  face this way. My library is on a device. Bleached bones, a shore line dragged clean. […]


Rose came like a murmuration, first distant then filling the air, settling on trees and the roof of the house. I knew her name immediately, Rose and then the stucco cottage, wood floors scattered with thin rugs. Her door opened to gardens, unkempt and wild. The stucco walls held old climbing roses with trellis barely […]


Yolanda is a lovely long legged beauty who enjoys quiet contemplation and thoughts of world peace. Although Yolanda is quite adept at yoga she prefers a good book and a bottle of wine. She can often be found playing the Hokey Pokey with her friends. Here you can see Yolanda putting the ‘left leg in.’ […]