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Cold Sweat – Wednesday’s Photo

For The Daily Post’s Wednesday Photo Challenge: “Liquid”. A zoomed-in view taken with an iPhone 6s in Square View Mode. Sharpened in the PicsArt App.

From this subject not in zoom:

Depression Moved In – NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 4

Depression Moved In

he’s come to stay
slipped through the cracks
of a drafty door
settling, like the dust collecting
leaving traces
stacks of dishes
crusted with rot
window shades drawn, but for light
piercing the gray
warming the cat
dull-bladed daggers
razor streaks slashing through grime
dripping water
leaky faucet
tv set to mute
white static strobing, tick tock
trays of ashes
twisted faggots
blobs of wax, melted
charred wicks long spent from burning
unopened mail
crumpled wrappers
half-finished crosswords
stench of bleeding ink and sweat
dreary pallette
laundry piled
blackness on blackness
layers of rags, dark as night
heavy-boned, dead
to the world
nothing to see here
just lock the door when you leave


My response for NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 4. Prompt: write a poem that is about something abstract – perhaps an ideal like “beauty” or “justice,” but which discusses or describes that abstraction in the form of relentlessly concrete nouns. (adjectives are okay too). 


My Favorite Place

For the Daily Post’s Photo Challenge: My Favorite Place…Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA. The last two photos are pictures of my paintings that illustrate my love for watery shores. Something about the water, sand, and sun recharges me. 😊

The Star City

I created a collage of the things I love most about the eclectic valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains that I call home. The quirky, the sprawling city with a small town vibe, the artsy culture, the mountain views in every direction and the century old neighborhood where I live….I’m quite fond of my home town. It’s a pretty cool place, and my entry for this week’s Wednesday Photo Challenge, “Tour Guide”.

“Y’all come see us sometime!” I might be heard saying in my Chicago twanged clip (a hint of the Midwest where I was born and raised), which raises eyebrows with the locals who are quick to retort in their slow, smooth, southern drawl, “You’re not from around here are ya…” Be that as it may, I’m here to stay.



Winston and me

Sebastian and Winston

This week’s Photo Challenge Theme from the Daily Post is “Beloved – Share a photo of something that is dearly loved”.  This is not a new photo, but one that I go back to again and again when I consider my love for the menagerie of rescue animals that live with me. Pictured here with me are Winston (dog) and Sebastian (cat), but there is also, Maxwell (dog), Merlin and Casey (cats), Mr. Bean (Sun Conure) and Flash (Russian Tortoise). Needless to say, I spoil them all rotten. But they spoil me too with unconditional love. ❤ This photo was taken on my iPhone…it was a “selfie”. No special filters or enhancements…just real life in the moment.


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