Left photo: University of Washington. Right Photo: Space Needle. In July, my husband Chris and I traveled to Seattle, Washington. We didn’t go because we have family out that way or for a special event. There really wasn’t any specific reason beyond just wanting to be somewhere other than Pittsburgh. Well, that and we absolutely love Seattle. While we were there, I couldn’t stop myself from crawling all over the city. I sat on the shore of the beach, capturing shots of the waves as they rushed to greet me. […]
Frühling des Bedauerns Come back to me, I Simply couldn’t see, blind The arrant symmetry, You Were my everything. You opened me, sigh To the endless sea, I Simply couldn’t breathe, When you looked at me. We broke apart, You And your paper heart, grew Like frosted grass, Love I ruined you.
Imagine sitting down with your favorite book. There you are, sitting in a comfy chair, peeling the pages apart hungrily. You’re into it : the plot, the dramatic climax, and even maddening suspense clinging to each line. No doubt, the story you are reading is a great one. Its opening line sucked you in and now you cannot escape – not that you want to.You’re gripping to every word, every line. But the characters fall short. The male romantic lead turns out to be shallow and two-dimensional. Or maybe it’s the female protagonist who doesn’t quite live up to the […]
She’s sure he didn’t mean to call her boring He was probably joking, even. Yet, as he turned away from her And announced it Loudly to the small audience of their friends, She felt a little piece of herself chip, A small sensation she has come to recognize As her feelings being hurt. She sat there, hands clasped in her lap, And waiting. And waiting. She hopes he will say something to her Take notice, care. Yet, all she want is to leave; she wants to cry. She wants to cry.
For those of you who have not seen it, my poem ‘Ornery’ was published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette June 18th, 2016. I am still incredibly excited about it and I want to share it here, among all my other hopes and dreams. You can read it by following the link below: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2016/06/18/Ornery/stories/201606180019 Bon Appétit xoxo
A taste of a darker side to the City of Light.