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Too Beautiful

Too Beautiful

Some Bras Art Too Beautiful To the team at Natori
 If this were ancient Egypt, and if I were Queen, I would tell the priests not to worry overmuch about the cache of 
pots, tools and mini gods in my pyramid but to focus, instead, 
on pretty things. For it is pretty things I cherish [...]

May I…?

May I…?

May I Have This Last Dance, Mr. Banana Nose? I cannot remember not loathing Sunday school. And much of that loathing, more than likely, stemmed from the fact that I wasn’t a cool kid. I was as far from cool as a screaming tea kettle from a popsicle – a shy, socially awkward, irremediably klutzy, [...]

The Morning the Egg Exploded

The Morning the Egg Exploded

I am at my mother’s condo, staying with her for the foreseeable as she recovers from her second hip replacement. And, since these are early days and Mama is kind of loopy on pain meds, I am responsible for pretty much everything, from helping her in and out of bed and fetching her hearing aid [...]

Into the Bay Forever

Into the Bay Forever

If you lean just a bit, from the balcony on the bay you can see the water. I like the view 100 feet outward – the reflection of palm trees, the boats with their sails, and, later, the light from the moon streaming like a bridge not quite to where we stand. Oh let’s say [...]

Santa Knelt

Santa Knelt

Shake the globe, and it snows – settling, as the storm passes, on a baby lying within a crude wooden manger. Oh, poor baby take care not to scratch your hands as you stretch to greet us; though blanketed with sparkle bits, your cradle, in places, is sharp and splintered. It is late, but the [...]

No Two Blades of Grass

No Two Blades of Grass

For Ann They say no two blades of grass are alike, but is that true for eggs? See how, once you look awhile, each egg scarcely resembles its twin… There are patterns in the brown, striations in the white, stories in all. Yes, even in that one. Oh, and look how so sweetly the eggs [...]

How Long Is Never?

How Long Is Never?

How long is never? Is never forever? As when I tell you, I will never not loathe the dark or never not gag at the thought of warm milk? Or is never negotiable? As in, I will never not love you, when, alas, love, like leaves, can crinkle at the edges as fall comes, then [...]

The Golf Course

The Golf Course

To Michael, for beginning it all, for unanticipated salvation   Until I met you, the calla lilies in a vase of grass by an arthritic stone wall were nothing more than something beautiful. So the dog shadowing within a broken hinged gate, open, as, over there, two pigeons tromped at the mud before hurtling into [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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