August 21, 2014
August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014
August 18, 2014
August 17, 2014
August 16, 2014
August 15, 2014
We lost our internet,
which meant we had no land line either,
and no wifi, and no cell reception.
We did however have colds,
evil twin ones,
with coughs and aches and fevers.
Here is a strange thing.
It was oddly nice,
being ill together–
stowed away on the couch with our
cups of tea and our stack of books,
a sea of tissues all around–
my girl and I, on
our own little ship through the fog.
August 12, 2014
The fog rolls in.
It’s kind of a relief, oddly.
I polish off books, even bad ones.
And today I had the best nap
of my whole life
on a bank of sand.
would like you to know that she is
NOT having the best time.
Why can’t I watch tv? she wants to know.
And just in case I’ve changed my mind,
she repeats the question every five minutes.
August 11, 2014
August 10, 2014
We made the most amazing
fire on the beach,
just two women against nature
bravely battling the elements,
like in those National Geographic documentaries,
an insta-log, and a kitchen lighter.
The sun went down slowly,
and we roasted hot dogs and then
because it’s really fun to roast anything
and then the most glorious moon
She was her most juicy, magnificent self.
She got your attention.
So we charged rocks in the moonlight,
anchoring in our intentions,
and took moon baths,
and I taught my girl
some of the important ways
of the wise women.
it’s high time.