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“how to write a poem”,


Devil in the Cafe (Poet and Painter Collaboration)

Devil in the Cafe

Painting by Marisol McKee


January fourth, I packed up my bag, journals, pens and Tablet, headed to a local coffee shop determined to focus and write…preferably simultaneously.  Snow flurries fell outside as I sipped my hot brewed inspiration anticipating a multitude of epiphanies. I was hoping to muster up at least a few sentences.

Unfortunately, a gentleman set himself up beside me with his laptop, and the minute he plugged in, somehow, my own internet connection was impacted. It was mysterious, odd and a tad bit frustrating. Naturally, I turned to poetry. Because what’s a girl to do when the devil shows up at the coffee shop. But, that wasn’t the end of the story… More

Just for Today (A Poem of Thanksgiving)




Today I offer a few words I wrote back in 2011 when I started blogging and sharing my thoughts online. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, going through…may these words be words that edify, and multiply thanksgivings in your soul.



Random Acts of Poetry Day (I know, right?)




Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. No wait, wrong reference! I bet you didn’t know there was such a thing as Random Acts of Poetry Day. Further still, I’ll bet you didn’t know that I DIDN’T know it was Random Acts of Poetry Day and on that point you would be right. But,  here I am, because the idea of Random and Poetry in the same sentence makes me giddy in ways that most likely are wrong. Either way, I am here to tell you that you need poetry in your life today…and that poetry and especially random poetry have the power to satisfy your soul in unexpected moments and unlikely places. I know this…


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