Pandemic VII: Before and After

Before it was fire, a car accident, a plane crash en route to Australia made sense   to invest with adrenaline, pounding heartbeat, with personal sweat and misguided belief.   My worries fed upon distant statistics, remote possibility, apocalyptic,   until they approached me where the street ends and were reintroduced as my long-lost friends… Continue reading Pandemic VII: Before and After

My Granddaughter’s Thoughts When She Concentrates

Some arrive with soft wing flaps alighting on her ivory cheek,   some are shadows by her mouth that creep to where she bites her lip.   Others hide behind her squeezed eyelids and wait for blinking, to escape.   Then the moment when her thoughts ignite like Chinese fireworks—   imagination trailing sparks, fired… Continue reading My Granddaughter’s Thoughts When She Concentrates