Work and Play

Monday Morning Musings

“Not knowing when the dawn will come

I open every door.”

–Emily Dickinson

In life a secret blossoms

beneath cloud and air

between dusk and dawn–

follow it

about wild river song


but almost there


I read facts and statistics

documenting the evils humans do to one another,

then I read about the kindness of strangers

fighting hate and bigotry

helping others with words and gestures–

I spend days reading and writing

of hate and of human resilience

of the darkness that falls

and the light that comes


I spend days writing and reading


documenting evil–

and then I take a break

I write a poem

drink some wine

(bottled poetry)



and then some more



hug my husband, daughter, and cats

eat Pakistani food outside on a beautiful June night



I listen to the mockingbird

(sing )

I think about good and evil

and life’s secrets

blossoming like spring flowers


I wait for dawn to come

opening every door

till I am almost there


The Oracle gave me the opening.

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Almost 30% of women have faced violence from an intimate partner. World Health Organization,

“Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted.” RAINN

We drank wine at Heritage Vineyards “Vino and Vibes” and at Sharrott Winery’s Wine and Music Festival. We got take-out from Meera Khana restaurant, and the food was delicious, as always.