Cinnamon, Clove, and Magnolias

When whispers from the inherited gramophone  Sing sweeter than the cacophony of drinks in shakers, When the week’s exhaustion seeks respite  In servings of boxed wine instead of tailored martinis, When ancient TV reruns nudge your heart to Leap higher than a cue ball over felt, When the crinkled linen inside your elbows no longer  … Continue reading Cinnamon, Clove, and Magnolias


Whispers under patchwork quilts,  Linked arms under twirling pink umbrellas, Fresh coffees set down beside keyboards at dusk, Blankets wrapped over tense shoulders. On some days they seem a distant timeline, On others just beyond the next threshold. Another season, another ‘morrow,  Seldom a triumph cataloged in a photo album, Often a fizzle souring into … Continue reading Time

Some Assembly Required

Eyes meet, sparks fly, the fox-trot begins, Dreams are painted, vows are exchanged, The spaces between lines are nothing more. Time weathers, tensions build, expectations rise, Bonds unravel, stitches come undone,  The spaces between lines become something more. How do we turn back time when This union lacks an instruction manual, Even though the packaging … Continue reading Some Assembly Required