spring

Barnes & Noble Book Signing

My very first signing at a Barnes & Noble! I’m looking forward to meeting new people and chatting about the writing process and about ‘Grains of Sand’

Check out the Facebook event, and come see me Saturday, April 8th from 12-4pm in Lansing, Michigan!

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The coldest winter

Spring started slow that year
Or at least after the frigid winter it seemed slow.
We all waited for the sun,
Prayed it would return one day.
After what we had seen,
After the months of darkness
And the nights of plunging temperatures,
Diving into the furthest depths of Dante’s hell,
It seemed a miracle for anyone to be alive,
Nay have hope after that winter.
I don’t know what came first,
If our senses failed
And we then lost hope,
Or if the loss of our faculties
Came as a result of our resolve
Freezing over with our hearts.
Undeniably so, however,
Our eyes soon forgot what colors were.
The sleepiness of summer warmth seemed
Like a parcel of a dream,
A memory of another life
In days with more light.

Through the elements

Out of torments,
Storms form the north,
Rains from the south,
You seemed to grow
Declining to recognize
The lack of warmth
All along promising to yourself
That one day the sun would come

Death Valley

Death Valley

Rare glimpse of a spring flower in Death Valley

 

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20 Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley