Ovid’s Writing Life

One of my most favorite poets is Ovid. He was born into a prestigious family who expected him to be a lawyer or official. What intrigues me most about him is that he stepped away from all that and write poetry. He was hailed one of the greatest poets of his generation. What’s wild isContinue reading “Ovid’s Writing Life”

Shame

You can’t live in shame from your mistakes. Forgive yourself, learn from your mistake, and do better next time. Those words, no matter how true that are, don’t make the shame go away, don’t make you forgive yourself, and don’t make you do better next time. What really does help though, is connecting with othersContinue reading “Shame”

My Cup of Tea

The watersThe drip drop into endless cups of teaFilled to brimBecause I will it ???Worked to boneMy flesh melts off next to herThe girl who exchanges glances from the black mirrorAm Ireally changed?Have I embraced the womanshe’s always beenTip tip tippity tapShe rises from the glassUp up up ohh she’s…She’sThe silence,the scribbles beforethe stormShe’s everythingContinue reading “My Cup of Tea”

In Honor of Snow

I’d like more snow. I don’t like driving in it but I like to look at it. It’s so pretty and I like how everything seems quieter after it snows. (Global warming is no fun at all.) In honor of snow days here’s a poem from Robert Frost Stopping by Woods on a Snowy EveningContinue reading “In Honor of Snow”

Keep Going

There’s zigzags and byways and dark shifty alleyways What do you get when you can’t find your way? Found? Or left to run astray? I don’t know what comes between those two things but I sure know you’re going to find all the things you’re meant to you’re not behind just make sure youKeep going.Continue reading “Keep Going”