“Paddington Park” Included in Viewless Wings Publisher August 2022 Poetry Podcast

I’m very excited that “Paddington Park” has been included in Viewless Wings Publisher’s August 2022 Poetry Podcast. I am featured along with four other poets: Paddington Park We lived for a time in London’s Marylebone neighborhood On Chiltern Street, a stone’s throw from Paddington Park It rains most of the time in London regardless of …

“The Sparrow and the Oak” published by Wingless Dreamer Publisher

I had actually written this poem when I was a teenager and let it languish in a drawer for decades. When I found it, I made a few edits and then sent it to Wingless Dreamer. Very pleased they accepted it! The Sparrow and the Oak Sparrow called to Oak in plea, “Let’s swap places, …

My poem, “The Vet Who is also the Dentist,” published by Wingless Dreamer in their Vanish in Poetry anthology!

The Vet Who is Also the Dentist Hmm, Not my stall  Nicer wood No kick marks like in mine Shavings are clean As if no one stays long enough to leave their calling cards There’s water No hay  Ah, a vet visit To what do we owe the pleasure? Pat on my neck Yeah, yeah, …

Flower Heads Torn

The following is a community-created poem started on my Facebook page regarding the most recent massacre of innocent children at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The contributors are from all over the country, one from London. We hope you will share it. We are writers, poets, teachers, mothers, fathers. The invitation from Linda Drattell’s …

When Your Heart No Longer Beats

(Published in Wingless Dreamer’s “Field of Black Roses Anthology) I know one day you will take your last breath Leave me and grasp the cold hand of death I want you to touch me as you pass on Leave your fingers’ impress after you’ve gone Pillows behind you Quilt on your lap I’ll stroke your …

I Imagine Him Saying Thank You

“I Imagine Him Saying Thank You,” is now published in Las Positas College’s Literary Journal, “Havik:” I Imagine Him Saying Thank You My horse gave me a funny look todayAs if he felt he just had to say,“Again, you carry my manure awaySuch doggedness and care you display And I want to ask you­—Who gives …

“Old Man” Poem Published!

“Old Man” was published online by Viewless Wings Publisher: https://viewlesswings.com/2021/11/30/the-value-of-poetry-workshops-and-coaching/ Old Man White hairs pepper his sepia forehead below a thinned black mane. They cover the nether side of his throat like an old man’s goatee,  light eyeshadow near dark eyes still large and curious, a chalky accent along the lean muscle of his neck, …

Torrent and the Tree Poem Published on Prompt for the Planet, Displayed at Dublin Public Library, and Featured in Viewless Wings Publisher Poetry Podcast

Check out the online publication of my poem, “The Torrent and the Tree,” in Amanda Gorman’s partnered project with Prompt for the Planet: https://promptfortheplanetarchive.omeka.net/items/show/120. It was also published by Viewless Wings Publisher: https://anchor.fm/viewlesswings/episodes/City-of-Dublin-Poetry-Walk-Read-by-the-Poets-Part-1-e1gee6f This poem was also included in a Dublin Poetry Walk during the month of April 2022, displayed at the Dublin Public Library, …

Welcome to My Writer’s Blog!

Hello! I am a writer and I guess you could say my stories use magical realism and cultural farce to find the remarkable in the quotidian, simple everyday actions that hold meaning behind the obvious. I love creating new worlds that explore the minutiae of how we relate to one another. How we accept and …