A WEEKEND ROMANCE

She felt like a school girl with her first crush. Butterflies crashed around obnoxiously in her stomach. She silently scolded herself for being so dramatic, but to be fair she was flying high on drugs which wasn’t really part of her initial night’s plan. She had given in to the suggestions they made everything better…

CONTRIBUTING TO the FEMININE COLLECTIVE

Today I am on the Feminine Collective. Being a mom is tough.  I knew it would be.  The moment my daughter began to kick at my insides I began worrying about my ability to protect her. How would I strike the balance between imparting knowledge and preserving her innocence?  I didn’t realize then that sex…

THE WILL TO LIVE

It comes and goes Like a river flows Over topography Volatile churning Erasing solid rock Yawning and tired Old and worn out Until it finds her Endless beauty Never changing Diving into air Lunging into life Eternal love So much so She feels like life

I WASN’T EASY

I wasn’t easy to raise. I was oblivious, absent minded, dangerously curious, and constantly getting into things.  I hear the stories everytime the family gathers and wonder, “who the heck are they talking about?”  My brother likens me to the female Dennis the Menace.  I often think my mom must really be Beverly Cleary because the Romona…