Project Type: Mindy's Posts

This Scheduled Performance

This Scheduled Performance In matters of disappearance one must build rapport. Establish a foundation of trust and wave the arm not as though departing but achieving distraction. One must first be noticed in order to disappear. Best to choose a time when the audience…

The View From Up Here

The View From Up Here …the slow cataclysm of neglect… Cormac McCarthy, from Suttree If the universe has passed along my message It is ignored, as surely as the rain blights my winter, making my path dangerous and slick. I carefully tread, testing the…

What Falls

What Falls You wait for autumn. I have already lived through autumn. The trees have shed their color. They splatter the lawn with yellow and rust. The geese form strands of letters wafting slowly to the south. My orchids gape with purple and pink…

Golgotha

Golgotha Climbing a mountain of skulls, fragile ones that crumble. Our palms race to steady ourselves, not raised flat in prayer but hastily bracing. Dirt streams through our hands but not holes through our hands. Clutching fingers, scrambling for solid places, feet back-sliding, catching…

Blackout Poetry

Today’s offering comes to you via my 10 year old daughter Bethany, who finds that blackout poetry is a peaceful way to pass the time. Give it a try. I know I want to.

Like a Kiss

Like a Kiss I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss–you can’t do it alone. ~John Cheever I am a writer without a reader. There is a price for my soul and here it is, a placid quietude where the turbulent…

Morning Glories

Here is a lighthearted piece I wrote in response to a prompt about a childhood memory. I thought this appropriate for a post-Father’s Day piece. Happy June! ~ Morning Glories California garden: Bougainvillea, peach tree, Stepfather’s roses. Stepfather’s roses, No match against this purchase:…

Bones

This comes from a prompt by Kelli Russell Agodon. The prompt is as follows: “Grab the closest book. Go to page 29. Write down 10 words that catch your eye. Use 7 of the words in a poem. For extra credit, have 4 of…

All in the Course of an Evening

All in the Course of an Evening I drove home from work, picked up kebabs and a bag of dog food, retrieved a toddler from daycare, received the hurricane of teen stories, coached manners and apologies, nursed a trampoline owie, and deftly extracted a…

An Unexpected Downpour

An Unexpected Downpour Rain taps an orchestra atop my van in traffic. I need to pick up my daughter. We inch along. Never hurried, my deaf son stares. His mouth hangs open. Drops stream madly. The windshield gleams, rivulets of paisley. Ordinary gives way,…