Mikey’s Wild Night

Mikey was so obsessed with going outside that he snuck out into the night when the door was cracked and no one was watching. Poor little old guy got stuck outside, pacing back and forth in the newly fallen snow on the porch. His meows woke up the sleeping dog upstairs but the dog didn’tContinue reading “Mikey’s Wild Night”

hope

Last year at this time, uncertainty lingered heavy. There were too many unknowns, with people getting sick and many dying, no one knew what was going on. Wearing masks was a figment of an idea, nowhere near mandatory, people were stuck in their homes, too stressed to pick up their dog’s poop on their walks,Continue reading “hope”

Night Sounds

The train blares its horn as it travels by. I hear it throughout the night. The pipes screech when I turn off the water. Chocolate bubbles on the stove. The container pops when I secure the top. The dishwasher whistles at the beginning of its cycle. The pages of a library book rustle together asContinue reading “Night Sounds”

Loop Around The Sun

I watched a white plane loop around the sun, cross the crescent moon one sunny afternoon. The fallen snow from days before caught my attention. I looked away then looked back only to see it had vanished, fading into the soft blue sky slowly then all at once. It looped back time and time again,Continue reading “Loop Around The Sun”

Spring is Right Around the Corner

Yesterday, I went for a walk. I wore shorts. There was a change in the air. Spring is right around the corner. Warm weather is here! I walked for almost an hour. I took my time appreciating nature and the air in my lungs. Last week, I had hurt the muscles in-between my ribs whileContinue reading “Spring is Right Around the Corner”

Animal Puzzle

1,000 mismatched pieces scattered in several piles. I try my best to organize them, connecting patterns and colors into separate sections. It takes a lot of time and many podcast episodes to become less confused about what’s in front of me. The border comes together in a few days. From there, with much trial andContinue reading “Animal Puzzle”

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Ice cold air, sliding doors frozen shut, inhales that burn your lungs, shivers that last for days. Single digit temperatures transition into the negatives during the night last until morning. It’s too cold, too too cold. Too cold to do anything outside. The day’s activities consist of sitting by the fire, hiding under blankets, workingContinue reading “0”

Cat Feet

When my cat sits on my lap, his feet stick straight in the air, toes spread apart, reminding me of seagull’s feet. I’m well aware this won’t last for longer than a minute, My arms around his stomach holds him in place. His front paws are holding onto my arms. Once he squirms, I letContinue reading “Cat Feet”

Walk on Saturday

I’m reminded of how grateful I am to breathe without major problems. I have breathing problems, but I’m not sick. These days, breathing gets put into perspective. The scars on my lungs will forever hinder my inhales and exhales. The colder it is, the harder it is to inhale without pain. A stabbing feeling overwhelmsContinue reading “Walk on Saturday”

Mendy

She’s a complicated old girl, Around sixteen years old. Scared of footsteps and loud noise. She scurries away when the dog barks. Her nickname is the Ghost Cat, Because she’s rarely seen by anyone. Her only human is my mom. She follows her around And sits by her when she can. She ignores me, theContinue reading “Mendy”