Archive for July, 2008

Kangaroo Lake

Published Date: July 28th, 2008
Category: Poetry

  Pontoon boats glide across the lake like prehistoric relics   Dinosaurs of the fresh water and open-mouthed bass   Scooping up lost lime-green rafts along their heavy path and   Silently returning them to their sleepy owners.  

Wind Chimes

Published Date: July 18th, 2008
Category: Poetry

      Wind Chimes       It’s as easy as lunch on the back deck the taste of summer captured in a single watermelon slice   We are sandy and hot, but hungry for French fries and the sound of wind chimes   And it is a day like this where I know [...]

Oops, I Did it Again

Published Date: July 14th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

  Or not.    Somehow, I can’t bring myself to have Baby #2.  Not just yet.    I just don’t think I have the logistical reasoning to think it all out. I can barely figure out how to get myself and one child out of the house within 60 minutes, let alone two children. Nor [...]

You Totally Would Have Done the Same Thing

Published Date: July 11th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

  It took me three years, but I finally did it.   I was finally the neighbor hosing her naked child off in her front yard.   And at the end of it, he started squealing,   “No more! No more! Cold!”   But I kept hosing (for ten more seconds).   You betcha.   [...]

Think Pink

Published Date: July 7th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

    I have become a walking after-school special. Most people witness every day events and either:   a) ignore them b) stand by and silently watch c) just laugh   Not me. I have to jump in and give my thoughts and opinions on EVERYTHING.   My latest need to appropriately shape young children’s [...]

Mama in Your Eyes

Published Date: July 4th, 2008
Category: Poetry

  She used to say   I see Mama in your eyes   And I would search looking into her dark almond-shaped eyes Looking for a glimpse perhaps a small sighting of 4-year old me With long, shiny hair and full bangs.   I would finally find an image of me and the bond we [...]