NaPoWriMo Day 28

Lawns start to grow. Neighbors peer over the fence to compare dogwoods, daffodils and errant dandelions. Lawn services appear to spray emergent before thunderstorms wash the chemicals away. Pool guys arrive in vans that say Aloha and Paradise. Clover, a few wild violets are side yard residents quiet and steady as heartbeat.  

NaPoWriMo Day 25

Linda? No. Sherry? No. She used to work at Macy’s. Now she works at Kroger. I’m self-checking blueberries. “How are you doing?” I ask. “I don’t like to complain, but I have a big leak somewhere, because my yard is full of water, but I try not to complain and there is a stain growing […]

NaPoWriMo Day 22

Wine Down Whine don’t Hair do Hair dye Hair spray Rock me baby Eric Clapton, hey hey My husband says, “I’m still trying to figure out instagram.” I’m still trying to figure out seventh grade algebra After 3 glasses of rose there isn’t insta-anything if you know what I mean All the way to Bourbon […]

NaPoWriMo Day 21

Running at dawn around the lake’s short loop growing a novel in my chest, it’s my hobby, as childlike as jealousy when someone else gets to go first. The young trees were gnawed down by beavers or muskrats, it’s their hobby, so the varmints were trapped by some guy hired as pest control. Supposedly he […]

NaPoWriMo Day 20

Avocados Cream cheese cream sickles Milk-both Yogurt Peanut butter singles Cheese straws strawberries I saw her look in my cart I remember she told us she loved avocados She told me about former students whose faces I barely recall and ended saying, “I’m glad I ran into you. I think I have accounted for all […]