Announcement | ‘Ice Cream Sky’ published!

I'm a bit late in formally announcing this, but my poem Ice Cream Sky was recently published by Story Warren! (Those who took Poetry with me in Challenge IV will remember this piece. XD ) I was honored and grateful to have this poem featured by one of my favorite publishing sites. They even let … Continue reading Announcement | ‘Ice Cream Sky’ published!

Announcement | I got an illustration published!

Image ⓒ me. Hello, everyone! A bit of exciting news: I got to do an illustration! I did this piece depicting two trout "play[ing] their scales like Mozart" to accompany Mary Caroline Whims' lovely poem Moon Mad, which was published by Story Warren today! This illustration was definitely a challenge, as I don’t usually draw scenery … Continue reading Announcement | I got an illustration published!

Poem | Apart

| Apart | Sometimes I am astounded at my own arrogance. I want so much to gaze into the face of God, But I love my own eyes too much. So…I look away. “Tomorrow.” “Later.” “Sometime.” Never? “Oh Father, Your child is so lost—” I want to say— About— Someone else. So hateful! What is … Continue reading Poem | Apart

Poem | Waco

| Waco | Where the Magnolias bloom— Chip and Jo's shiplap-vision for their home. The Silos, gentle white pillars, catch the sun and Toss it through the windows of The church, Finely splintering light. And pews catch it and convert it To song and a special feeling, Almost returning meaning to that Worn place of … Continue reading Poem | Waco

Poem | The Melody of Me (Chatham’s song)

Before you read the poem, here's a bit of backstory: The Melody of Me (Chatham's Song) started out as an experiment to see how far I could take end rhyme while still composing a fairly comprehensive poem. However, it wasn't until it was completed that I realized the message of the poem is very much … Continue reading Poem | The Melody of Me (Chatham’s song)