I remember your nimble fingers in the morning tickling down  my piano key spine from the straightness of my neck to the roundness of my derrière as the light of a new-born day dappled gold across our love worn bed. I remember your nimble fingers in the late afternoon following the S-curve of my sated body from bottom of hip to top of breast, your warmth spooned against mine, your breath whispering on my cheek, we didn’t budge for hours in our world of us. I remember your nimble fingers in the sweet stillness of night following the arch of … Continue reading Ambidextrous


Amaze I dreamed of your kiss last night. When I awoke and remembered it brought tears to my eyes. The pre-dawn’s frail light and the call of a single bird caused a hunger between my breasts as I lay in my bed caught in a sacred nether-world of memory and desire. Time has a way of dimming memory and blunting desire, I’m told. I wait for that day. ~~~ This poem inspired by ReadWritePoem prompt #116 and  this week’s Three Word Wednesday prompts: Amaze Frail Sacred Continue reading Amaze


The prompts for today’s 3WW are frustrate ~ indecent ~ understand Frustrate She waited an indecent amount of time in a world where consideration used to matter called ~Planet Earth~ still inhabited by (as far as she knew) humans with the ability to reason who could understand that a question expects an answer,  even the most obtuse human could relate to her feeling of being pushed down and down and down his to-do list until tomorrow or tomorrow or tomorrow as she waited for her answer while his IP address skipped all over the damn cyber-world Finally she decided to … Continue reading Frustrate

Delaronde Street

The prompts for yesterday’s Three Word Wednesday were Fracture~Noise~Vanish This week I’ve also submitted this poem to readwritepoem where the prompt was to write something inspired by a news headline. My poem is inspired by a headline from the online site for WWOZ, my favorite local radio station. delaronde street by late august we’ve become accustomed to the noise of the locusts singing their mating song of  hope the calls rise and fall in tandem with the breeze  that blows over our bodies as we lie together in the hammock the gnarly  limbs of an ancient oak like a cradle … Continue reading Delaronde Street

Greek Revival

Today’s prompts at Three Word Wednesday are Decay~ Graceful ~Riot Greek Revival We made love in the living room lying in front of the fireplace on my grandmother’s quilt  The air smelled of sweet decay, an aura surrounding us of genteel  ladies taking tea in another time their  legs pressed gracefully together chastely hidden And I in this time freely spread my legs akimbo for you. A tribute to those genteel ladies for whom such a riot of  decadent sexual freedom was only a dream Continue reading Greek Revival


Today’s prompts at Three Word Wednesday are Efficient Optimize Treacherous duplicity she walks over treacherous waters dark and deep as the demon wind whips her body with efficient, immoral intent but her balance is sure and her journey a calling eyes, heart and mind are focused to optimize her crossing through the banshee wind with truth as her ally and perseverence her confidant she will reach the shore of the rising pure sun and she will be vindicated Continue reading Duplicity


she rambles along a path of stars her hair a halo of static electricity eyes the color of storm clouds obscuring the moon she doesn’t ponder the past her denial is genuine and her heart is true yet she walks in her sleep and her spirit is coiled into itself by acquiescence so her eyes struggle to see her hair whips her face wildly her heart thumps like planets exploding and her spirit stretches out ever so deliberately whispering avenge ~~~ The 3 Word Wednesday prompts are: Avenge Genuine Ramble Continue reading erato