“Used to Be”- An Ode to 2019

"Used to Be"I learned all good things must come to an end, That the bill will always come due. I learned what it means to have your heart broken... But also how to merge one from two.  I learned to say goodbye through a heartfelt smile, Despite the tears that already know  That this goodbye--won't be just a mile; It’s a distance that will always [...]

Something About Summer: A Series (4)

"There's something about summer, isn’t there?”  * * *  You put your head down on the table, simply wishing for the time to go quickly. The boat rises and falls with each wave of the deep sea. In your previous experiences, rides across the deep sea hasn’t exactly been forgiving. Rising to your feet, you [...]

Something About Summer: A Series (2)

“There’s something about summer, isn’t there?” * * * Your feet dangle off the edge of a small boat, weighed down by a pair of long flippers and a snorkel mask that stifles your breathing. Pushing off with your hands you drop below into the cool, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Swimming away from [...]

Something About Summer: A Series (1)

Summer. There’s something about that word, isn’t there? It brings to mind sunshine, fresh-cut grass, baseball, and burgers on the grill during a 4th of July cook-out. It’s reveled by children as a time away from school; a time to run wild and free from the responsibilities school places on them. It’s hot, sunny days [...]