Love Happens Everyday

Cynics are in disagreement
What is a box of chocolate
But life to give a toothache!

I don’t mean to offend as I
Gather a tercet to sing a song
But there’s a wonderful joy

Blushing face of February
Charms the naked branch
But love happens everyday

for Poets United

Skully Love/Boat Ride

note: This muted and outstanding illustration by MagicLoveCrow features in my upcoming chapbook, From the Depths of Darkness. Be on the lookout for the whole story… it’s publishing soon!

On Writing and Living…

It’s February; the month of love. I know it’s easy to get cynical about the whole Valentine’s Day commercial part. As I point out in the poem above, love happens everyday and can be expressed in most simplest of ways. So, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to set aside a day to celebrate love for and with your spouse or significant other in a way that feels natural to you both.

“Is there something you learned more about or some skill you picked up because of a significant other?” asks Rommy.

My list is endless, and includes an array of seasonal outdoor activities, among other things. But what stands out most is the introduction, by my husband, to works of J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin and Neil Gaiman to name a few. Mind you, I am the writer in our family, he is a gamer!

So, I feel truly blessed to have my husband’s support to pursue my passion. This is what I mean by love happens everyday.

Express

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a difference.” – Winston Churchill

I wear attitude and watch
heads turn
eyes probe

I hear a whisper drops

“Who is she?”
“What does she know?”

I’m nobody
I know nothing

I wear attitude—
not unique but always in style

On Writing and Living…

I pondered Rommy’s question, “How do you like to express your unique style?”

I thought of my signature braids. Without them some people can hardly recognise me. I kid you not, I’ve been asked on occasions if I was my sister.

I thought of fashion. In retrospect, I think I chose a wrong career, I should have been in fashion.

…and that’s me wearing an attitude.

But to cut a long story short, I don’t think I have a unique style. I do and express in ways that feel natural to me, and not always visible to others. This means I feel the most creative, powerful and vulnerable, at the same time, when I have nothing else on but attitude. Writing naked is the only way I know how to express or affirm.

Be careful with how you interpret the last sentence; I’m talking about emotions!