haiku 27

E.L. Doctorow said this about writing: “It’s like driving at night with the headlights on. You can only see a little ways ahead of you, but you can make the whole journey that way.”

words then sentences
paragraphs then chapters then
stop and look for gems


Photograph by slightlychristopher


haiku 26

Today I was honored by a friend who felt safe enough to cry and share her vulnerabilities.

puffy clouds above
south wind no rain only tears
between two dear friends


Two friends hug while sitting on the edge of a dock

photo by pixsmart



haiku 25

Today has been extraordinary. Highlights include: good words on the page; a wonderful author visit with a really smart teen book club at the gorgeous Cedar Park Library; the Big Squeeze Accordion Fest which featured some accomplished young players; a photographic exhibit by Matthew Fuller called Fat Smoke in which he photographs the woodsmoke burnished shrines called barbecue pits; followed by a lovely backyard party with good food and sweet people. And all of it under brilliantly sunny skies with a hint of summer heat to come.

tumble out of bed
dream headed, no idea how
good the day will be

Photograph by Matthew Fuller

Photograph by Matthew Fuller

haiku 24

It is delicious indeed when the conversation with two dear friends is as rich as chocolate.

it looks like lunch but
it’s three dear friends weaving lives
closer and deeper


haiku 23

It never fails…this moment makes me smile so big.

neon green light flares
sudden magic in the night
first firefly of spring

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