Living Will to Die

(From the Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt 486, to write a waste poem) In Loving Memory of Aunt Patty. We Miss You. I see her lay there A shadow of the spark she was. Her mind still there Still aware …at times. I hold her hand Gently, her bones frail. DNR, DNI Her living will … More Living Will to Die

The Shadowy Line

All my life I spent in the Dark. Never Seeing Feeling Knowing For myself. I always listened to the Truths of others, Trusting them to guide me, Keep me from going astray Protect me in my naivete Lest I stumble. A sliver of Light, so far away. I run in the Dark stumble fall but … More The Shadowy Line

How the River Flows

(From the Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt 362, to capture a scene from a movie or book.) As Simon falls the River turns pushed to the breaking point. She faces the anger— the rage-filled beings that no longer reason. Blast door close, sealing her fate in the eyes of those she was with. Her movements … More How the River Flows

Possibilities Rise

(So I’ve really been slacking recently, so I’m going to get back into the weekly prompts. This poem comes from the Writer’s Digest poetry prompt 361 to write an uplifting poem. I hope my rusty attempt isn’t too painful!) An empty page A blank canvas Stares back, full of potential. Bit by bit Stained by … More Possibilities Rise

Beyond an Echo

(From Day 25 of the Writer’s Digest November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge. As I catch up on these, they’ll be out of order as the inspiration comes. Hope you enjoy!) It took all her strength to admit she was wrong and had been since the beginning. After years of use, emotional abuse, she moved … More Beyond an Echo

First Meeting

(From the Day 13 November Poem A Day prompt, to write a “memory” poem.) I will never forget that day, walking toward the unknown. Never before did we meet face to face. A world away he seemed. To fly there, alone, they called me crazy, naïve. My nerves on edge, butterflies… Scared of what I’d … More First Meeting

Starlings’ Ballet

(From the Day 11 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge promt, to write an “animal” poem.) Together they dance across the sky. Thousands, as one… Twisting… Twirling… An aerial waltz, spinning to make formations, living clouds on feathered wing. Their murmuration a thing of wonder. I know not why or how but they are Nature’s … More Starlings’ Ballet

Necessary Mistakes

(From the poetry prompt for Day 9 of the November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge, to write a “Mistake” poem…which this might well be. Let me know 😉 ) I look back often on choices I did make, on paths I did take, and wonder if… it was all a mistake. The should-haves, and could-haves… … More Necessary Mistakes


(From the prompt for Day 8 of the November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge, to write a “submerged” poem.) Seeking distraction into a reality not mine, I crack open the pages and dip my toes into the fantasy world. One step after another until the waters of fiction submerge me, envelope my senses. The magic … More Submerged

Simmer a Story

(From the prompt for Day 7 of the November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge, to write a “simmer down” poem. After a couple thousand words typed for NaNo, I needed a little break.) Ingredients gathered, I measure, Mix, Sort. Intrigue, Suspense, …Death. The balance precarious, I analyze the goal, the end product I seek to … More Simmer a Story