W, my life partner in crime, decided recently that life was too short to deprive those we love of our efforts; of our presence, love and understanding. He chose to say “yes” to every request that crossed his agenda, reserving some time to chill and explore how he felt after agreeing to experience new activities […]
Today I lost another friend to doubt and indifference; to social norms impossed by others; to the cruel reality of adapting to change and overcoming fear. I struggle to see the need of the inflicted pain, Of the perceived life’s lessons; The need to judge a person and deprive them of forgiveness for following their […]
I feel him, In the darkness… A glimmer. Hope? Love? Lost or found? It sure feels like the end. It was foolish of me to claim his heart, Even after he claimed mine. Without love, what was given can never be returned. What was owed can never be repaid. Perhaps one day we’ll realize how […]
The 9th House On The Right
There’s been one constant in my life; one undeniable and certain truth. Whenever I was feeling blue, happy or plain homesick there was one place in the world I could count on to remain the same: Grandma’s. It was 1960something… Layo and Delia settle on a one story, 1000 sq ft, cement and rebar beauty […]
Askew (A Poem)
Off kilter. Off center. Crooked. Undone. Slanted. Lopsided. Taunting. Haunting. Awry. The fire within unwilling to be tamed, The rage, one sided, consuming unevenly my quiet existence, The voices in my head asymmetrically seek justice; The world spirals out of control, catawampus, discombobulating my soul.
Siempre hay alguien mas ajorao que uno, con mas prisa, a pesar de no tener rumbo a dirección. Es fascinante ver a la gente adoptar rutinas que no les sirven más que para esclavizarlos. No tienen tiempo ni para pensar y terminan delegando sus “thought processes” a sus líderes políticos, religiosos y hasta a sus […]
Fire Can Be Made to Rest
Writer’s block. Layoffs. Grief. Solace. Enlightenment. Failure. A pandemic… These are prime examples of opportunities to just be; to tame the passions that may drive us to wander carelessly in a world full of promise and uncertainty. More often than not the mind needs a break from our duties and daily machinations to see life […]
If the joke makes fun of someone, it’s not funny. If the well meaning conversation turns into ridicule, it’s not pleasant. If the game makes someone uncomfortable or ashamed, it’s not fun. We are in a constant state of evolution. What used to be acceptable in the past may not be in the future. Learn […]
The Simple Things
Alcapurrias. The dog snoring, cozied up to the newly remodeled fireplace. Home Depot… There are so many things to be grateful for, to celebrate, even after losing so much, so quickly. Up until now my mom’s death had sunk me into a deep and profound solitude from which very few people could rouse me. I […]
The Year in Review: 2021
Covid-19 vaccines and boosters. The Jan 6th insurrection. Justice for Ahmaud. The cancelation of Chris Noth, Jeff Garlin and Donald Trump. Post pandemic schoold shootings. The AWS and Facebook outages. These were a few of the events that shocked the nation as the world slowly peeled away from stay at home orders and quarantines. Things […]
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