Flashback Track #58 asks us to use a track title from the 1978 album “The Cars” to create inspiration for … More
I wrote this for a fun challenge on AllPoetry: pick a song your mother loves or loved and craft a … More
As we head towards Mother’s Day here in the United States, I am sharing some poems written about motherhood. I … More
The Marginal Sea A girl with a dragon tattoo,petite dark chocolate frame,spikes of neon blue.
Granny put my hands in the batter.“Best to mix biscuits with your fingers.”But the squishy bread innardsfelt filthy,damp as drawerswrung … More
Draw a box,hopscotch,tippy toes,count and hop.This spring,my son’s Titanic sinksin the concrete sea.Impressionistic flowers,daughter’s rainbow fingersarch with belief.I raise my … More
Every time you smilean unfolded love letter,black familiar curvesin combination treasured. I never tire of readingyour body languagea ravine, a … More
Flashback Track #62 asks us to share a song we associate with someone. This one is for love. I met … More
An impulse write as I realized that I hadn’t responded to last week’s Flashback Track Friday #61 that asks what … More
I wrote this piece last spring and it came to mind today as I walked an abandoned track near my … More
Friday dusk–Purple and pink bruisesmake moonshine along backyard fences.I’m wrapped up in winningthe weekly boxing matchwhen you two stop bydressed … More
Eight years together and the only true rumor I can spread about the man is that he has a Manchego … More
We purchased recycled paper this year, no bows or frills–nope, I said, not in this family. I wanted a celebration … More
Her beauty makes the mountains blush, the clouds carve a heart to offer her as tribute when the tuxedoed evening … More
Of course, there was a time you didn’t always get your way. Back there when my heart was not so … More
I didn’t mean tolow road,gravel cloudsblurringsmoke clouds,swirlingto Free Bird.Skin sweating,wanting,vinyl,reclining seats.We were lostinsidea guitar riff,ending beforethingscould ever bethe same. © khartless 2021, … More
I found it only once–a full seashellfloating where waters rescind,spiraling to the heavens in grandiosity.
Flashback Track Friday #48 asks us to share a holiday tradition we hope will last. Well, every December, two mischievous … More
Curdled milk cloudsafter-Christmas crowdszombie skin skyseparated lane divides,the year is decomposingand the golden nuggetheadlights are fool’s gold,‘cause this highways no … More
As a child, I wanted nothing more than to become an Environmental Scientist and save the planet. For that reason, … More
The truth about tinsel:poor man’s ice,telltale trashbag tree,treebangs of the 80’ssprinkled to hidethe ugly limbs,the dried dull-grey,the balding spots.
Painted finger fireworks Chocolate cogs for our dessert Electrical grid waterways The Holiday Boat Parade
Thankful to know when the landscape is shining,When warm winds are blowingAnd nature is fair,Thankful to find that your smile … More