Pacific Northwest Ramblings

Cascadia We climb into the cloud forest–Sleepy trees draped in moss blanketsSlumbering to bird song lullabiesDreaming of snow covered melodiesMelting into symphonies of spring Thank you for taking the time to read this post! It first appeared on Twitter here.

Bones – A Poem

Content warning: may be triggering to those that are experiencing emotional or traumatic struggles. Reader discretion is advised. She started smoking againFeeling bones by finger curlsAnd the nauseating hungerFor someone to understandThe hard lumps under skinAnd the satisfaction of a visible scapulaUnder the crushing, suffocating, smotheringWeight of ten poundsAgainst the pull of Earth’s gravitational forceWhenContinue reading “Bones – A Poem”

A Lesson Never Learned – A Poem

This poem first appeared on Curensea after being written in 2007. I have made a few minor edits. I chose this poem based on many thoughts coming up for me over my lifetime while living in the United States. I grew up in Virginia and found it strange that I could live next to aContinue reading “A Lesson Never Learned – A Poem”

How To Shop For A Sextant Online During A Global Pandemic

Or… Shopping For My Spouse’s Birthday Gift I shake my head and stare at the screen. “I want to feel the brass and hold it. Feel the movement of each piece and know I’ll be able to calibrate it for him,” I whine to the cat. The autumn winds blowing down from Alaska drown outContinue reading “How To Shop For A Sextant Online During A Global Pandemic”