Walking on Water

My new poetry book is now available! In Emporia, you can find it at Ellen Plumb’s City Books, 1101 Commercial. In Lawrence, it’s at Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th, and Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts. In Wichita, find it at Eighth Day Books, 2838 E. Douglas,...

Poetry Book Launch

The book launch for my new poetry book, Walking on Water, will be Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p..m. at Dave Leiker’s Prairiedust Studio & Gallery, 330 Commercial, Emporia, Kansas. I’ll do two short readings at 7 and 7:45 and will give away a...

Visiting Norma

VISITING NORMA At Mt. Carmel, an assisted living facility, I visited my Aunt Norma today. My heart was heavy and sad – I didn’t know when I’d be back – I live two states away. We sat outdoors in the warm May air. As her Chihuahua sniffed around in...

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools, oil painting by Barbara Waterman-Peters. She’s also painted two companion pieces.   “SHIP OF FOOLS” Reflection on an oil painting by Barbara Waterman-Peters   In Barbara’s painting, Ship of Fools, a crow sits on the mast, and two others...

WILD HORIZON

“Wild Horizon,” oil painting by Anna Patricia Keller WILD HORIZON      Inspired by “Wild Horizon,” oil painting by Anna Patricia Keller There’s a rugged line in the west today, a brown-black row of clouds that hovers, curling into itself like waves with...

THAT SUMMER, a poem…

THAT SUMMER In the decade before I was born, everyone was a Betty or a Beverly, or a Mary Lou, and their hair was flipped up and the skirts were poodles. But when I was young, it was Sunday and it was Easter, and it was the ‘60s, and I wore a new dress that my my...