The thunder crackles around the edges I feel it Feel something starting A change coming My fingers twitch I have never dealt well with change (Although I have been told otherwise It is always easier for others Seeing from the outside) The gap between The thunder and lightning Lessens And the electricity in the air … Continue reading Today’s Poem 14 May 2017
Yesterday we got caught in a smiling sea of nuns - only in Rome, right? Down the hill they come A stream of red and white With backpacks Smiles And habits Waiting at the lights we cross over And are surrounded By hundreds of friendly faces We stop and watch as they rush onto buses … Continue reading Today’s Poem 12 May 2017
Streetlight through the window Television under the door The smell of Foreign detergent On my clean pillowcase covering a Pillow that feels strange and Unfamiliar But This is my baby in our bed And my husband's gentle snore And I am suddenly Overwhelmingly Grateful That I can so easily Bring my home with me.
I feel like I don't know how to be a person anymore Needing to ask for guidance And then permission Strutting around with arms and legs That I don't know how to use Like a robot That hasn't read the manual I watch others Living their lives with grace And decision I cannot grasp How … Continue reading Today’s poem 30 Apr 2017
There is always noise here Late at night Drinking and carousing Shrill and staccato. Through the night Coughing, inconsolable babies Unfamiliar birdsong starts at four, Maybe half past I fall asleep To wake to start-of-day sounds Water heating Garbage truck rattling And so many voices Making a constant background hum Italian German English French Piping … Continue reading Today’s Poem 17 Apr 2017
A couple of days into our trip and I have broken my arm. Luckily not displaced, luckily the cast is below my elbow, luckily it wasn't worse but also, you know, unlucky. It has been a bit draining and straining to deal with this with jet lag and two little boys and illness and my … Continue reading Broken arm
We're going away tomorrow, for almost two months! I'm extremely stressed, unpleasantly so, and I know logically that I am just making things more difficult but find that, once again, logic has no place here.. I am very excited too but I find that I stress until the point where the plane actually takes off, … Continue reading Holidays