Some Poetry

Pontoon Boat Her pontoons bob on the lake. She welcomes riders, twelve in all. Her engine roars to life, and she slides away from the dock. Her red, white, and blue waves to those left behind. Our bodies are swallowed in her soft seats. Off we go. Passengers jump into the lake to escape the... Continue Reading →


The Dog Walker

“Mom, Reagan needs to go out!” I shout into the kitchen. “Not by yourself, Hillary, I’ll go with you in just a minute. I’m almost done with the dishes.” Click, click, click… clack… clack… clack.  Reagan paces back and forth, back and forth.    I am eight and a half.  Certainly old enough to walk... Continue Reading →

the puck

  Out of darkness, away from the group, I tumble, bumble, and land, SLAM! The cold ice smacks my black skin. Scraping, slamming, yelling, whistles. Practice begins. My fellow pucks and I sit, wait... A pair of skates approaches. WHACK! I slide across the sheet of ice. WHACK! Back again to meet another stick. WHACK!... Continue Reading →

A Spring Walk Poem

We grab the leash, Walk out the front door, and begin our walk, Brennan and I. The sun has set on this Easter Monday, our first day back to school after break. The walk last night it was cold, cold, cold. The wind howled through our ears making them whistle in agony. Tonight, as the... Continue Reading →

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