You ask would I really do that? Yep I did. My poems were raw & broken and letters from poets pushed me into depression. I wasn’t born with a golden pen I wasn’t born with words that sang like songs but I published books anyway. It may not be surprising for me to share withContinue reading “THROWING POEMS OVER BARREN RIVER BRIDGE”
Yes, it happened this way. When I sent my first poetry book to poets, both famous and unknown I only heard from one poet. She was a very famous poet. She only typed a few words: THE FUTURE OF POETRY DOES NOT INCLUDE YOU. What can I say other than that did not make myContinue reading “SHE SAID, THE FUTURE OF POETRY DOES NOT INCLUDE ME”
He answered each letter from readers on expensive stationary He saved each letter even the envelopes The extra bedroom in his home is stacked to the ceiling with boxes filled with letters he received from his readers since the 1970s Back then — he met readers both men and women He was available by phoneContinue reading “He pours his money into publishing his poetry books as he waits for fame to stike”
One day a lady asked if she could join me while I was eating I said yes — and added let me buy your meal As we talked my chest tightened I wondered if I was having a heart attack I was finding it difficult to breath I have discovered others can transfer their emotionsContinue reading “Toxic Lady”
The servers search customers in the room looking for those who tip the best Alice tells them not to do that A waitress dressed for a night out walks toward me She winks She studies my face hairstyle and quickly decides to wait on me She pours coffee asks if I need cream & sugarContinue reading “Alice’s Coffee Shop”
She never got over abuse as a child She talks when necessary but stays by herself She doesn’t trust women they could have stopped the abuses She learned it’s best to overeat and dress in worn-out clothes She tells me if she looks overweight & dresses in rags people leave her alone She stays homeContinue reading “She’s afraid”
We were in college I lacked confidence to date you more than once. When I called after our first date you said you already had plans. I took that to mean you were not interested in me. Now, years later you found me on social media. You asked why I never called back? You hopedContinue reading “I was afraid to ask you for a second date”
I needed to hear it from you & not someone else. Others just never returned my calls.
Where are they? Those with smiles & touching hands? Where are those who promised love that lasts forever?
I read the doctor’s report not just one diagnosis but several one being terminal It was on the hospital patient “portal” I discovered how to enter my personal portal My doctor never discussed that one deadly diagnosis never It might mean 3 months or just a few years to get my final plans together, asContinue reading “watching the clock tick toward the last days …if the doctor’s report is true”