emotional anniversary

Emotional Anniversary

Emotional Anniversary I realized what an emotional anniversary was the summer I turned 12.  I lived in Forest Lake, Minnesota and my sister and I would often bike the short 1.3 miles to the Tom Thumb gas station in Lino…
I need a sign

I Need A Sign

The people who will love you, encourage you, guide you, support you and even lovingly rebuke you. They will also be the ones that say- Your GPS is wrong. Turn around. Go back to where you were. Try again. Don't…

How Lovely

When we let go of the junk that burdens us, we are making a choice. A choice to make room for the things that make us smile, what brings us joy, what helps us grow, learn and give of ourselves.…
tu me manques the ugly writerss

Tu Me Manques

Throughout my life, I have found myself missing people, missing places, and sometimes even missing things.  Sometimes a physical absence from someone you care about occurs because of a move. Other times, a loved one has passed away. I have…
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

And then I think of all of those times silent forgiveness has been extended to me. Those times I have done or said things that have hurt and offended others.  Sometimes I have hurt others without even being aware that…
i don't mean to brag the ugly writers

I Don’t Mean To Brag

Poetry flowed out of me. I could hardly contain it.  Even if I wanted to. I wasn't sleeping well at the time, I was working through a lot of emotions and feelings and all those teenage woes made great food…
succulent the ugly writers

Succulent

I was a teenager before I knew the term succulent also referred to plants. I loved words as a child and whenever I learned a new word and definition I would savor it, use it repeatedly and play with it…