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Draw-a-Bird Day: Birdlings are Back

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The Motions of Molecules

the patterns compose
themselves.  Shapes
of silence.  Supplicants to
the definitive.

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This will be my last post for awhile.  Continuing my nomadic lifeI will be moving uptown 10 blocks.

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The birdlings will be coming along.

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And I plan on being back for NaPoWriMo.  It’s just around the corner…


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gather, opening
raw lost lines
like threads of light unraveled–
heart silent, naked.

Sarah Connor at dVerse asked us to consider love tokens, and featured photos of tokens left by mothers at the London Foundling Hospital in the 1700s.  Of course the use of textiles appealed to me, but the heartbreak of having to leave your child in the hands of others, with only a glimmer of hope that someday you would be reunited, will not easily fade from my thoughts.


Pure Haiku Ocean Series

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Thanks to Freya Pickard for choosing one of my poems for her Ocean Series.  You can see it here.

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Demented, unwanted, our dances are old–
we do not fear the dark.

We cast into circles, the moon for to hold–
demented, unwanted, our dances are old.

Our revenants echo as mountains unfold–
like orbiting stars, their shadows embark.

Demented, unwanted, our dances are old–
we do not fear the dark.

Inspired by Sue Vincent’s prompt photo, above, and also a conversation I had with a friend about a movie she had seen about Africa’s witch camps.

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I did two different collage interpretations.

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The poem is a triolet.  I’m still caught in repetition and rhyme.

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Societies all over the world attempt to contain and isolate the difficult and problematic, the despairing, the abandoned, the female, the elderly, the ill, children, anyone inconvenient–there are witch camps everywhere if you care to look.



Art in Skin Haunt

I have two pieces of art in “Skin Haunt”, Issue 3 from Hematopoiesis Press.  My thanks to Cosi Nayovitz for including my work in this beautiful publication.

You can read the issue here:

My work is here:
and here:

March 2018

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march 2018 magnetic

I consulted the magnetic Oracle for my March grid, where I wove strips of winter photos with strips of flowers.  Her answer to my questions was enigmatic, as always.

like winter’s secret stone
dawns quietly
with pure shine
following the moon.

we ask

Some say
the path wanders
between frosted winds.


I address a photo from 1955


You are less
than I remember,
and more than
I forget–
I superimpose myself
like a mask of light.

I’m not really sure this satisfies the dVerse prompt to write a letter, but I immediately thought of the stitching and Photoshop layering I had done using some childhood photos, trying to make a composite of is and was.


Koan Collage: It Makes Me Wonder

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Question the dragon
swimming in air waves.  Enter
sky light from inside
out.  No two travelers meet
with similar seas.

I consulted the Collage Box Oracle this week for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.

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Clouds are always a rich source of imagery.

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The dragon jumped out at me right away.

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And the Stairway to Heaven, too.  It makes me wonder, for sure.


Three in Winter 2018 issue of Scribebase


You can see my poems and artwork and read the entire issue here.

February 2018 – Issue 33

Originally posted on the light ekphrastic:
We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 33rd issue of The Light Ekphrastic: Sandy Coomer – Descending Night, Tracks (art) Katie Manning – How I Measure Your Body, One Way to Use a Deck of Cards (poetry) Nicole Ostrowski – Congrats from the Afterlife,…