“… Like always, it did something to him, something he could never quite figure out. It seemed to put one part of him to sleep and wake another part up, the part that… Continue reading


Originally posted on Deuxiemepeau; Picturing Poetry by Damien B. Donnelly:
On dull days when the sun absconds from sky, when grey grinds gloom into gutters and mothers utter ‘stay inside’, children’s minds flutter…

Damn! it.

The silencing slices a piercing end to the glorious grovel captivation turns in shocking blasts A Time no longer changes in moments of recollection in stunned numbness the mesmerizing hold Powers forth more… Continue reading

For Mommys the world over

It is what it is in a chocolatey dream it seems in reams to bounce with joy as boys and girls, how they honour thee with tea and glee and breakfast in bed this… Continue reading

Break the Brain

An army vet has killed her dog As Son and beau took mom abroad The sun it shines, there is no rain Yet, headlines shake and break my brain   I cannot see… Continue reading

A pause most-needed

The Tree tunnel is coming alive again. Spring is breaking free of Winter’s icy grip. A damp chill remains, wet and grey, but blossoms are abundant. And yet time is not cooperating. A heartfelt… Continue reading

Novel Update#24: In the Conversation

Last weekend I attended an annual local authors’ festival that I hadn’t been to in years. Wow, how times have changed. When I used to show up to these events, I barely knew the… Continue reading

Deeply MUSED

Meaning in memory Face at the front Words worthy marking Peace-ful in pause Tethered to terror NIGHTMARE still near Hoping in holding Days to declare Slowly they’re ceasing Lives lost and lived Compressing… Continue reading


Out there I see it i want it beyond and “RIGHT THERE!” grip falters slipping again plunging climbing living raising holding head directing the show nails cling to the edge an ever-moving drop falling… Continue reading

The Beautiful ridiculous

A light edges its way across his face a turn of lip, a snarl, silly smirk a voice disguised a song obscured an atmosphere transformed. Hilarity explodes. Contagious. Embracing. Brilliantly ridiculous. Until…the gut is punched. No joke… Continue reading