Intoxicated by Infusion

For a moment, I am intoxicated, losing focus as snow falls on the road before me like grated Parmesan cheese. Infusing my nostril hairs with goodness, the smell of flour and yeast fill my car. For a second, I am no longer aware of my surroundings and my instinct is to slow down or pull over. But…

The Buddy

Always “the buddy,” never the girlfriend, how the heck will I ever be a wife? Will I ever be a wife? As my heart caves and tears form, I lose myself for a moment, caught between desire and emotions. I am horrible at reading between the lines, perceiving truths, and believing there is more where…

Inspired to Create

Cold bites at my sweater as I death grip the handrail, before entering the dark cemented gap between the house and earth. A focused eye finds what it’s looking for in the corner, full of shadows. While I search for a light in the switchless room, I stumble upon a knob. Twisting it, darkness grows…

Veils

I lie awake with you on my mind. Once more your face comes and goes, but never gone, as I try to focus on something other than how much I like what I’ve gotten to know about you. The way you engage with me, the way we talk, the way you encourage, laugh, care. Your…

Ode to the Sun

There are no promises that you will rise and set day after day. It is Lord willing that we wake with breath in our lungs to anxiously wait, second by second minute by minute hour by hour day by day week by week month by month and year by year for the most opportune window…

Serendipity

A hopeful joy fills me, as I linger long at the edge of sand, water, and wind. Where I  wonder, I ponder, I dismiss, I wish, I pine, I miss, down by our seashore, distracted by light, shadows, texture, and movement. You were there, I was there, we were there, in places where our footprints…

Lured by Light

The light is alive! It’s an invigorating renewal to my soul and I crave to be in it. Layer by layer, I bundle until only my eyes peer between my jacket and hat, then step out into winter. What was supposed to be 36 degrees, feels more like twenty, but that didn’t stop me, as…

Edges of Discovery

As we tip toe to the edge of dry, where winter forms shelves of frozen sand, rocks of ice, and a sheet of blue melted snowflakes, we discover paths where only our own footprints reside. via Daily Prompt: Discover

Finding Calm in Night

My eyes are heavy, my body tired. All I want to do is curl up in warmth and fall asleep, yet, instead I lay here starring at the screen waiting for what, I don’t know. I’ve pushed myself beyond comprehensive thinking. And though my brain is in overactive mode, did I remember this or I…

Adventures with Grandma

It’s with enthusiasm she scoots to the edge, her legs dangling inches from the pavement. She grabs her cane and prepares her frail bones to lift all four foot ten of herself out of the car; determined to stand on her own out in the wind and snow. She is driven and unprepared for what…

Light on the Lake

It is to my fortune this chilly morning, that I watch you play and dance effortlessly on ice; teasing me with your beauty. Your closeness warms me for but a moment before shades of gray cover the smile on my face, and you fade from my eyes. via Daily Prompt: Fortune