I lived in an exoskeleton ofcynicism, sarcasm, prideentirely closed off to harsh windssharper wordsnot letting my gooey center outnot letting matter in AndI wish I found out soonerthat life begins with underbelly exposure,with squishiness of uncomfortability,with pins and palm needles of unsurednessand not with The. Perfect. Plan. I wish I had discovered earlier thatmy fireflyContinue reading “Firefly”
I didn’t find bugs before.I didn’t take in leaves, branches, bloomsin front of Windows,beside the roads.Before. I didn’t know squirrels before orchipmunks,didn’t watch daily theatrics of crows, chickadees, hawksunfold in front lawn branches.Before. I didn’t nodalong to rhythmsof my neighborhood, relying on changing soundsof outside to keep time.Before. I didn’t smellbuds of spring, each aContinue reading “After Covid-19”
As breeze dances through leaves,making light skip and twirl and bounce,I am lost in sun’s sea of rays, filtered through trees.I am lost in tides of swaying branches.I am lost in beats of birdsong, sweet smell of grass.And I find myself in summer.
Mozzie’s Journal: Mom and Dad have been awesome and let me hang around without the cone on. Sometimes. Sometimes they say, “No licking” over and over and then put the cone back on. It’s really a crapshoot and I have yet to figure out any sort of rhyme or reason to their methods. Since theContinue reading “Mozzie’s Post-Surgery Journal: Week 3”
Mozzie’s Journal: I got to go in the car for the first time in like a million days! It was so exciting! First, we got in the car which was difficult but everyone got really excited and cheered when I got in. Then, Mom stopped for gas in New Jersey which meant that I gotContinue reading “Mozzie’s Post-Surgery Journal: Day 16”
Mozzie’s Journal: Mom keeps singing about, “Tomorrow” and loving it a lot. Dad doesn’t seem as annoyed by this as I am. I figure as long as they keep rubbing my ears everything must be okay. Ear rubbins and chin rubbins make everything okay. My parents keep insisting that I use this ramp but IContinue reading “Mozzie’s Post-Surgery Journal: Day 15”
Mozzie’s Journal: I am feeling better. I make this obvious by wanting to go outside more but both Mom and Dad seem intent on limiting my walks as well as not letting me off the leash. So, today, to show them that I feel a lot better, I avoided all the barriers they set upContinue reading “Mozzie’s Post-Surgery Journal: Day 12”
Mozzie’s Journal: Cone status: zen Boo Bear/Monkey status: MINE Squirrel Status: on high alert Kita status: partners in crime 0630: Mom comes down the stairs to walk us but instead of coming down on two paws like she normally does, she decides to come down on all fours, face first, like the rest of us.Continue reading “Mozzie’s Post-Surgery Journal: Day 11”