Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Appointment with time.


I’m surprised

as my eyelids capture color iridescent

on a crinkled canvas no longer smooth

and the hand holding the shadow brush

is my grandmother’s, not my own.

I was surprised yesterday

and I’ll be surprised tomorrow

for in my heart I’m eighteen

and barefoot in a field of

Queen Anne’s lace.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Discovering sight.


but as she walked quietly

as fast as her sandals would take her

trying to blow off hours

and days and decades of frustration

breathing hard

checking her heart rate

thinking “how many more minutes

will this take”

burning calories

burning emotions

burning blisters

into her feet

she glanced up

shading her eyes against the

setting sun



burning light

burning bloom

pink petals radiant

as though on fire

as it leaned into final

evening rays






Wednesday, August 08, 2012

a Wednesday poem.



inside my head

we are young

and sitting just above

the beach,

outside a café

in the sun,

inside my head

we are young.

I love you and

I miss you still

outside my head

where you are not,

and traveling to

a made up world

i close my eyes

and sit with you.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Will she find fitness inspiration in a heart rate monitor? STAY TUNED!

i bought this Polar heart rate monitor, the FT40, from Amazon. (Yes, from Amazon. Doing my part to kill small business. Please forgive me.)

Lately i've kind of run out of my exercise and fitness mojo. i feel like when life came up and slapped me with my sister's unexpected death in March, my brain has been taken up by other things--since it has always looked for good "reasons" to not get off my duff and get active to stay healthier. But i must push on....FORWARD HO! and all that inspiring rot.

i preach it to others, this keeping active, this exercising thing, In Pursuit of Better Living with Fibro. And if i'm gonna preach it.... *SIGH*

So i'm hoping that once Ivania My Paid Friend the Trainer helps me get all the settings right on it, i will be filled with a Renewed Sense of Joy in Exercise. Perhaps i should be writing Polar's ad copy. Perhaps NOT if they actually wish to sell them. i can see it now: "POLAR HEART RATE MONITORS! JUST WEARING ONE IS NOT ENOUGH!"

i'll keep you posted. (--Get it? "Posted"? Blog "post"?)

Alrighty then. Beam me up, Scottie! (yes, i will likely be using my cool watch like i'm Captain Kirk. And you can't stop me.)

Skimmer's Recap: Get yourself one of these watches and you too can be cool like me. Meet me on the bridge in 5 so we can compare heart rates!