Ode to an Old Me
I miss my lungs feeling like charcoal in the morning because I stayed up until birds sang on my porch. I miss my Honda Accord station wagon with a cassette player in it. It was 2012. I miss poetry. I miss the dirt beneath my fingernails and it getting stuck. I miss drinking warm Carlo… Continue reading
Poem for a Dad
It’s dark and cold and I am scaredMy little hand grasps at the airThere’s a pain in my tummyAnd I start to cry.Tears seep like raindrops from my eyes. When suddenly from high up aboveA warm, strong hand lifts me with love.I rest my head against your skinBut I whimper and screamFor the fright to… Continue reading
Imagine the kaleidoscope of knowledge a dog unlocks when he sniffs your breath. Like an unasked game of 21 questions, he learns about the curry you had for lunch. The cavity in your lower right molar. The kiss you planted on your husbands face as you walked into the home. Whiffing the air passing from… Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.