I arrived at a party to the sound of someone playing “Wagon Wheel” on acoustic guitar. I liked that song, so I introduced myself and started a conversation that I never wanted to end. “What kind of music do you listen to?” He asks. At the time, I was beginning to listen to traditional bluegrass […]Read more "Bluegrass and Whiskey"
I have put away my sorrow like an old shoe Worn out and shoddy But surely envied by somebody. It was not a low thing Time spent with you Not a bad way to lose my youth. It was the choice of our lives And I still have mine. Still rid of gray […]Read more "Deirdre’s Regret"
I have lost every man When I love Some go to the mountains Others go to sea But the one I loved the hardest Became a part of me.Read more "When I Love"
I moved in two days before Christmas. It was cold and raining; The kind of weather you hope against. I expected worse. It could have been worse, but I hate that phrase. I hate that I think it as much as people say it to me. The movers leave at 3:00p.m. I am sitting on […]Read more "The Weight"
“I accidentally discharged 31,” I hear her say behind a closed curtain, “but she’s not ready to go yet.” I wasn’t ready to go anywhere yet, but here I am. I am wearing paper clothes like a doll. And like a doll, I feel nothing. It is cold in paper clothes, but they give you […]Read more "I am, 31."
Oh, Smart Phone… How you have changed my life. Let me count the ways…. You gave me Siri, the closest thing I have to a boyfriend. Side note for iPhone users: Feeling low? Change the voice of Siri from “American female” to “English male.” Then ask it questions like, “Does this shirt make me […]Read more "Some Things About Mobile Dating: Part One"
I slept for 26 hours of the last 48. My king size bed was filled with clothes, popcorn, soda bottles, peanuts and little candy hearts that were sent to me in the same box with my contact lenses. Thank you 1-800-contacts. I rolled over and picked up one of the hearts. It was blue, my […]Read more "Get Real"
I wrote about you. I read what I wrote about you. Then I cried about you. I cried about believing in you and in us. I cried because I swore to you that no matter what happened, I would never leave you. I am fiercely loyal, loyal to a fault. I always have been. But […]Read more "Happy Divorciversary to Me…"
It was cold on the day. I wore black, but not on purpose. I woke up that morning in the normal haze that surrounds me every morning. I grabbed clothes that were clean and easy to throw on because I am not a morning person. It took a year to realize the irony of it […]Read more "Happy Divorciversary Baby."
“Whenever I’m interested in something, I know the timing’s off, because I’m always interested in the right thing at the wrong time. I should just be getting interested after I’m not interested any more.” –Andy Warhol We assume Andy is referencing the art process, but this insight rings true in all categories of adult relationships; Friendships, […]Read more "The Studio 54 Defect"