In order to self-motivate and to ensure I write each day, I signed up for word of the day emails. Now, I get a word in my inbox every morning and by the end of the day write a new piece either incorporating the word or encapsulating its meaning.

That's the idea anyway.

Please enjoy.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

millefleur

she lonely sits
among the stars
embroidering new worlds
with millefleur patterns
for the fields unfurled
she spins and sews and
stitches up the universe
it is her blessing
it is her curse

Monday, December 17, 2018

epitome

set up
for catastrophe
the epitome
of ignominy
perfect exemplar
of disgrace
shamefacedly
again abased

Sunday, December 16, 2018

vitiate

all my good graces
my hard work lost
and all it took
was the wrong word
blurted in the wrong way
to vitiate it all
all my good graces
my love given grateful
and all it took
was a moment uncouth
and in that one moment
I learned the truth
that one thread pulled
unravels it all
to believe otherwise
I was a fool

Saturday, December 15, 2018

nidus

youth to city flee
seeking the pulsing beat
nidus of creation dreaming 
hopes born in the rocking 
subway car of possibility 
and confidence multiply 
with others yearning 
with each new year
a new crop anew

Friday, December 14, 2018

zibeline

in woolly headed
sickness sorrow
staved off
in a blanket
of zibeline
comfort
honey tea
blankets and
a sighing purr

Thursday, December 13, 2018

perennial

each
year around
this time I post
(I say each year but
each is too broad but still
you understand) each year
around this time I post a picture
of me as munchkin when I was
but wee, perennial favorite of me
and my
brother,
arm in
arm in
front of
the Christmas tree
from maybe 1983

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

lunette

you held
my hand
so tight
you left
a pattern
of lunettes
upon the skin
just as
you left
your mark
upon my heart