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Paradox aka Life’s Shit

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Irony/Observation  Children begin completely dependent upon a parent(s) well into high school. Children need strong guidance, love, advice, limitations and space while they are neither fish nor fowl.  College Parents often receive little communication. This is the normal pattern of life. They begin to form their own vision of themselves.  All college breaks, young college students only want to spend time with friends.  Post-College Many children return home after graduating…

The Broken

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MY SIDE it’s not liquor  Drugs Substances It’s me People should avoid damaged people  We can’t fix ourselves  We don’t understand what broke When it broke Why it was broken  We don’t even remember all the tank shots that hit us It’s a body\mind way of trying to protect 0urselves From the worst  The worst Too horrible to bring up Leave it It’s always there Don’t look We don’t look…

FISH BOWL

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July 22, 2018 12:32 am He goes to sleep between 7:30 pm-9-pm. He’s awake though now. He woke at his usual time of 4am. I know he’s exhausted. But … I’m watched  I get from the couch to pee ‘What’s wrong? What do you need? What are you doing” This is a hybrid seed Grown Begun Fractured DNA He doesn’t travel outside the USA  His various issues And then I…

The Black Hole in Your Bra

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The Black Hole in your Bra  So many of us women use our bra as a pocket. We might put a $20 bill in there for emergency, a key, etc. Well, I was going to an event a in risky neighborhood so I took my diamond jewelry – my 3 carat engagement ring, my 3 1/2 carat forever-ring and my 10 carat tennis bracelet. Ugh ugh ugh. I forgot that…

Hey Jack Kerouac

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This morning, Jack Kerouac popped into my head. All I knew was that he was a rare breed from the 60’s with highly-intelligent friends.  He was before my time but much of his work is timeless Jack Kerouac quotes: “My witness is the empty sky.” __ Jack Kerouac “[…]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be…

Climbing the Tree

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Climbing a tree Looking for a strong lower branch To jump Jump Jump For a very good grab Grabbing with arms Wrapped around the strong branch Must hurry  Arms are not as strong as legs And Soft back swing of legs Pull in stomach  Throw  Throw those long legs up And pull Grab the branch  Legs and arms In the Tree now Now Now Now ready To learn the Tree…

The Steel in Her Eye

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The Steel in Her Eye   I have no defensible excuse for myself. From the age of about seven to the age of about 10, I was a little terrorist to my younger sister, my Irish twin at 11 months younger than me. I was my grandmother‘s favorite; while I was also the first grandchild. I was very smart. I got excellent grades in school, and I moved to honor…

Women – Time To Be Equal

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WOMEN HAVE ALWAYS HAD TO Fight for the Right to Be Equal   In America, The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the…

Busy Nest

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My empty nest is now alive and robust. Toys, tunnels, bones, balls and random objects are scattered all about. The sign of curiosity is abundant with broken objects, fallen books and sudden alarming bangs. We adopted an 8-week old kitten. Ellie is an Uber vixen. ‘Ellie, No!’ She is uninterested in my instructions. I remove her from my desk continually while I’m working by picking her up, by squirting her….

Losing Marbles 101

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Losing marbles 101: Yesterday I was working at my desk. I need non-prescription readers to do paperwork. I’m working for 20 minutes when I realize my eyeglasses are uncomfortable. I take off my reading glasses. Oh geez. I’d been working for 20 minutes with my glasses ACTUALLY UPSIDE DOWN on my face. I mean, really – who does that. Meanwhile, I’ll be focusing on keeping my marbles.