It Was the Momovirus!

My beautiful cat Momo got sick earlier in the year, right about when Covid-19 started, so I joked with twisted humor that it was the Momovirus. In March, I found out her kidneys are failing, so as usual*, she and I addressed our fear with song. With thanks to the …

Poetical Tarot

I’ve been reading Tarot cards for a long time. We’ll leave it at that–a long time. I’ve wanted to create my own deck for a few years (doesn’t everyone want to), but I never found the right way until I realized that I could write poetry honoring each of the …

Haiku Project

On Tumblr, I have a haiku project called Three Lines, 17 Syllables. At first, I posted every day–usually an image I photographed or created and a haiku, but sometimes just the haiku itself. I exposed it on Facebook, and shortly felt I was asking too much of my friends and …

Dream Florida

In my dream Florida, The waves gather, and the porpoises play among them in pods whose numbers are impossible to count. In my ideal Florida, people gather to watch from sand unsullied by tires in front of long unbroken dunes, and sandy shacks that blow away in the next hurricane …

The Cat-Car Blues

I wrote a little blues song for Lady Momo. She sang it, and I recorded it. If you want to hear, you can download the .m4a file here: The Cat-Car Blues The Cat-Car Blues Mama, she threw me in an old box Tossed it in back and cranked up the …

Celestial Anna

As you tell a story of second bloominga spark of gold flickers and hoversover your hip Soon, in the path of your laughterswirls a convention of fireflies Then, as you gather your scarf a blaze of tiny stars stream outand in your wakesweeps a comet’s tail. — I saw your …