Showing posts from 2009

New Year Poem

I'd like to be clever
or witty or wise,
and sum up my year--
both the lows and the highs--
with a bit of free verse
or some fun lines that rhyme,
but rhymes give me trouble
most of the time.
I hem and I haw
as I think "What to write?"
I wonder and ponder
for most of the night.
I type and delete
then I type something else.
I'm distracted by T.V.
in spite of myself.
At twelve, the ball drops
and it's 2010.
The annual cycle
begins once again.
The kids are all older
and much taller too.
They come and they go,
they've got so much to do.
Jason's added new shows
to his vast repertoire.
Maida's been working
to buy her own car.
Jessi's adorable,
funny and sweet.
Russell's so great
he knocks me off my feet.
Kira is happy,
the big snuggle bug!
Be sure to come find her
if you need a hug!
A million thoughts tumble
as everyone cheers.
Time passes quickly,
in moments and years.
Love remains constant
'mid passage of time,
'mid highs and '…

A Bit of Writing

I haven't written anything in ages. So, today I wrote something. It's pretty obvious that I've been reading a lot of children's books lately. And working with children, watching children, reading to children... This is very different from everything else I've done. Don't know if anything will come of it or not, though it's clearly a first chapter. Let me know what you think!

No Vacancy

Ms. Talon’s murky voice bubbled in Andrew’s head like a mud puddle, or like hot tar on an oppressive summer day. Andrew closed his eyes and lifted his glasses to pinch the bridge of his nose as he imagined his classmates prying their tar-covered feet from her voice, trying to escape the mouth opening after them like a bottomless cave with yellowing teeth hanging like stalactites. Instantly, his classmates turned into dinosaurs, fossilizing in La Brea as he reached for them, helplessly.

Lisa elbowed him.

With a start, he looked at the girl next to him, whose sof…

Check out my book blog!

I created a blog for the computer lab last year, and I've carried that over to my new job as a media center assistant. Here's the blog I'm working on. If you follow me on goodreads, you've already read most of these posts. I'm having great fun reading these books! I haven't given myself permission to sit and read for a long time, and now I can do it for work! Yay!