I’m Back

I took a little break this past holiday weekend and have to say it felt good.  Even though writing is what makes me alive, my best girlfriends do so even more.  Four of us, from all different places, became friends in a new neighborhood, and oh the stories we could tell (but won’t for the most part). One by one 3 of them moved away, and I was left here without them.  That’s actually when I began writing–easing the loneliness.

Anyway, this past weekend we were all together for the first time in 7 years.  The old me came back, and we fell right into what we had always had together.  The amount of beer, wine, vodka, shenanigans, laughs and cries was worth every second of being away from writing.

I am now back to the old neighborhood with my cat beside me on the couch ready to slay some ink again.  Hope you are all still with me!! And I’ll try to catch up with you all.

Smiles and hugs!

Territory of My Mind

via Daily Prompt: Territory


I love to wander

a territory all mine

it’s no one else’s land

entrance banned

from all outsiders




no horizons

no end

A place

I can run, hide, or seek

I  laze in sun

or weep in cloudy gray

I plod steadily along

with heavy feet

or skip with light heart

This land is mine to own

sometimes it owns me

 a saving grace

or a graceful fall

it doesn’t matter

it’s the only thing

that is all mine