First semester, African-American history class, white instructor. For a New Yorker who kind of recently relocated to the south; I was in the Twilight Zone. Mr. C’s eyes pierced through my bewilderment and he had a proper southern accent. It was the cherry on top of my Bible Belt sundae. I learned more African-American history from him than I… Read More Some History I Don’t Mind Repeating
So it’s after midnight and I’m still here. I lived through two dooms days (1999 and 12/12/12). There’s plenty to reflect on right there. In order to gratify my craving to write a post, I decided to respond to The Weekly Photo Challenge. If I had any concern for my existence beyond Apocalyptic events, that I’m able to write to you would be a… Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise
It’s the end of the world! Is that why I’m still up? I promise it was not intentional. And this post was surely not planned. However, I’m tired. So I will risk death or injury from the coming Apocalypse in favor of some shut-eye. Hmm, the wind is picking up out there. And it did rain earlier.… Read More Oh Yeah That’s Right!
Having a succession of odd dreams lately, this Daily Prompt was a good way to deal with some of them… You’re having a nightmare, and have to choose between three doors. Pick one, and tell us about what you find on the other side. He watches from the sidelines. This time, it’s a bar. I don’t… Read More Is This My Life?
Coming in on the tail end but that’s OK. This week’s challenge, Delicate. And I can’t pick one picture so you get a few. You don’t mind right? Click photos for galley view. Each morning is precious whether the sun blesses us with its warmth or decides to sleep in. We have a finite amount of… Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate
Today’s prompt: brought to you by my flaws, enjoy the carnage LOL. What is your worst quality? My responses to these prompts get later and later. This is a perfect segue to my first flaw. I’m a procrastinator. Yes, I saw this post from early this morning. And I did everything but write until now. I… Read More Would You Have Me Any Other Way?
Today’s Daily Prompt came with bells ringing. It goes like this… Put together a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails. Can’t Put Out This Fire I haven’t been in such a great writing mood. But for music, I answer the sirens call like a helpless sailor in the… Read More Burning It Down: Mix Tape On Fire
Stupid idealist, phantom pleasure, you’re of no use to me. Picturing a lover’s eyes makes my head spin, not in a lovesick way, but in a ‘fool why are you still driving yourself mad with delusions of grandeur?’ sort of way. My window of opportunity…was never open very wide or for too long. Painfully I… Read More Goodnight Visionaire
waking up to your arms wrapped around me the softness of your lips the strength of your body the way you love me loving you your laughter how you disarm me with that smile when you take control when I lead and you follow the idea of you, because right now all you are is… Read More I Love
We take turns. Don’t acknowledge truths. Silence burns. Moving through our lives As two fixed points. Love only in private orbits. A never-ending tale. This Last Every time, Is now. Faces change. Heart remains. Take what you need. Binding soul in chains To this place called longing. Always in the shadows of the other. The unattainable perfect… Read More (What’s So) Merry (About This) Go Round?
This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Jared Bramblett. I love reflections so I especially enjoyed this challenge. I just missed the sun. However it’s doing some pretty cool things on the paper. This time of year is also great for taking reflective photos of nearly bare trees. …at least I think so…
Today’s Daily Prompt: Oasis A sanctuary is a place you can escape to, to catch your breath and remember who you are. Write about the place you go to when everything is a bit too much. I couldn’t resist. Initially, I was gonna scrap the post because I don’t have a physical place I go to. However, being… Read More A Place Called Here
Picture the one person in the world you really wish were reading your blog. Write her or him a letter. For My Audience Of One *Silent Greeting, For That is My Heart At This Moment* Why do I get your attention cafeteria style? How many go rounds till you serve me? Here I come. Oh… Read More Can I Have Your Attention?
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Daily Prompt: Coming To a Bookshelf Near You Write a summary of the book you’ve always wanted to write for the back cover of its dust jacket. You can’t put your finger on God’s plan. Sometimes an act of defiance brings you closer to destiny. I have made my decision. I’m walking away. My creator stands with arms… Read More Thou Art With Me
I’m where I should be anyway. But at the end of the day Can’t make sense of where I tread. My path is always winding About the division where I rest my head. And Why I can’t do right. Don’t bother to ask. Going to paradise to find heaven within me. To find that which… Read More Reverse
I love today’s prompt. Won’t you share you’re favorite song? Interestingly enough, I seemed to have invoked the power of Intuu* (thanks for that great word rarasaur) as I wrote to myself last night… ALWAYS SOUNDS BETTER IN A SONG Listening to Alicia, yeah I’m in that kind of mood. I’m always singing about waiting for… Read More It’s Becoming Something That’s Impossible To Ignore, And I Can’t Take It
I have our soundtrack But I keep giving the songs away You’re not here Why should the music go to waste? I have the perfect words And I commit them to paper I want to remember when I had hope in your arrival There are places I want to take you I may just end… Read More Feeling Some Kinda Way
It’s geometry week. Not the kind you need to study for. It’s the kind with cool pictures! The geometry of my world includes some materials that I like to use in my jewelry. I knew there was a reason why I liked taking these photos.
Blue wasn’t always my favorite color but it followed me. It activated my thoughts in the morning. Cool indigo and sparse dandelion teased me as they peaked out over the roofs of buildings. I wouldn’t see or notice that sky again till recess. Brick red was more like gritty brown on the wall that separated my view. The black… Read More The Following