Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wow! I feel like I was on vacation...

Okay, I was on vacation.
From my job.
Only I never went anywhere.
Except for to Reno,
the editing chair,
soccer practices,
a soccer game,
and to the Jelly Belly factory.

Highlights include
hotel buffet meals,
late night paper edits -
introduction re-writes,
transition inclusions -
for Poetroad's grad papers,
a pulled hamstring,
a tie game,
and jelly bean eating.

Or are those the low-lights?

Thursday, April 09, 2009


sickly sweet fragrance.
cherry blossoms decaying;
delicious, rotten.

crimson stars bursting -
bloom profusion - neglected
crabapple tree-shrub.

between cement and
asphalt, motor and neon,
dying beauty lives.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

No, seriously, I WAS in Reno...

and while I was there, I ran downtown to check out what all this "biggest little city" hubbub is all about.

Yes, I actually RAN downtown from the hotel - a short four mile round trip run. Who does that? Who goes to Reno and jogs?!

Bonus: on the way back to the hotel I noticed that I had been gradually running up hill those first two miles. No wonder my pace was so slooooow (or at least that's what I'm blaming it on).

Anyway, the real reason for this post is to accept and give out an award...

Aerin, over at In Search of Giants, honored me with the I Love Your Blog award - totally cool!

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

I wanted to nominate my favorite blogging poets for this award because April is National Poetry Month. But then after doing a little research, I realized that many of you have already earned this award (or have currently been nominated by a fellow blogger for this award).

Oh, well - I guess you will just have to consider your blog *double* loved if you already have this award: pjd , Karen, Catvibe, Sarah , Faith, Julie, and Lorenzo.