Whispers of the Morning | Poetry

the whispers of morning with its soft breath upon my skin bring thoughts of you quickening with softness and grace the trees sway against the moonlit sky as birds awaken to a new chance to sing their ode to life   toes curled and fingers spread I search for your…

Like a Dog on a Chain

This morning I awoke and felt like a hole in my heart was never going to fill up.  This vast empty feeling felt like a black hole, inching its way through my whole body, threatening to take every emotion, every happy moment, every beat of my heart, every tear, and…

Running like Bo and Luke Duke

I’m sitting at a rooftop bar overlooking a pool typing this.  With a beer in one hand, and the computer in my lap, I’m reflecting on just how I got here. Just 36 hours ago I got a frantic call from someone very dear to me…

The Way Out of Fear

When I was a little girl, I was pretty joyful.  I remember people telling me that I was a light that would brighten every room with my cheerfulness with my excitement over the smallest of things.  I remember bringing a Walking Stick insect inside and gleefully showing anyone and everyone…

Do you have a Brain Bouncer?

#ThrowbackThursday to 1984 and as far as I know, the only family portrait we ever had. Recently, my dear friend from high school and college, Marianne, and her beautiful family came to visit me.  It was a beautiful two days filled with laughter and love, but it also stirred up…

No superpowers to note

On July 26th I was struck by lightning.  Yes, you read that right.  Struck. By. Lightning. I was shooting a small elopement on the rim of the Grand Canyon.  I’ve been working there for years and am smart if I work in weather.  Storms brew quickly there, and…

And today it happened

Today is a day I never thought would happen.  Today, I’ve lived one day longer than my mother.  She died when she was 48 years, 7 months and 15 days old.  Today, I am 48, 7 months and 16 days old. I seriously never thought I would never…

I’ve fallen and I can’t get back up

If you’re near my age, you remember that commercial.  An older woman has fallen down in her home and is unable to get back up by herself.  Thanks to the Medical-Alert necklace she’s wearing, an ambulance quickly comes to her rescue.  I’m 47…

It’s neither here nor there…

The year was 1933 (or as my dad would have stated “Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Three”) and my father, Thomas Grimes Jr., was born in the middle of the Great Depression.  Add to that, he was born to a very poor sharecropper’s family in the rural…

What’s Your Biggest Regret?

Today is February 1st, and I just reviewed my goals for 2016 that I made on January 1st.  And, guess what, I instantly became depressed.  What should have been an uplifting exercise, turned into me chastising myself for not being proactive enough.  So, it was very fortuitous that I saw…