Sunday, February 28, 2010

three little pigs
and three little bears
in one twin bed-
The Complete Works of Shakespeare
will just have to wait...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

the plane lands,
but this place isn't home,
just concrete and dirt
until I feel the warmth
of your hand and your kiss

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New York City

Hello dear friends! I haven't posted anything in a few days because I am busy enjoying my trip to New York City. I am attending a wonderful teaching conference at Columbia University. We have really enjoyed the city. I love to just take off and explore when I travel. Luckily, I am here with two friends (my principal and another teacher from my school) who are the same way...laid back tourists who just love to walk and see. We're having such a fabulous time. I miss my husband and my daughter, though. I've never been away from my little girl for this many days in a row. I probably won't be posting any poetry until I return home, which will be Saturday. The picture above is my friend Shelly and I in front of our beautiful hotel on the Upper West Side, The Lucerne.  I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I'll be back in a few days.

Love from the Big Apple,

Saturday, February 13, 2010

For my Valentine

I love them-
all the ways
that you love me-
the playful squeeze
as you pass by me
standing at the kitchen sink
with my hair pulled back,
and you smile at me-
you smile, like I’m beautiful-
me, in my ponytail
and this old apron…
yes, I love them-
all the ways
that I love you back-
stealing kisses as you rob
a cookie from the sheet…
and I let you
because I only made them
to see that look on your face-
you know the one,
the one that says
“I love you”
in a million-and-a-half

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

staring at
the dismantled crib
in their spare bedroom,
she prays that the groundhog's
prediction is wrong

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Special thanks to my friend, Rhonda Shade, for the amazing photograph.