Southern Summer – A Tanka

Temperature high

Flowers lose their will to thrive

Under Georgia’s sun

Abundance of energy

Only to lucky houseplants


From the Tanka Prompt Challenge


I Adulted Today

So today I bought homeowners insurance. Not only that, but I bundled it with car insurance as well and got a major discount. 

I sound like a commercial or something, but I’m proud of myself for doing it. Even though afterwards I  took a nap because it was exhausting lol


So my last post was about my daughter being on tv on a show called Superhuman (on Fox) well SHE WON! It just aired on Monday and it was amazing, I’m so proud of her 🙂 Also, in case you’re wondering what she won… $50,000!

If you’d like to watch it, click on the link below, she’s about 16 minutes into it.







In lieu of all the election/voting crap that’s happening (especially today) I have decided to play with kittens. 

I found a super cute website that allows me to do that since I personally, do not have kittens at my disposal. (Even though I reeeeeeeeeeeeeally want one – insert sad face and quivering chin here -) lets you interact with kitties and puppies in shelters across the U.S. while they’re awaiting adoption… in real time…online! Playtime is 2 minutes so everyone can get a turn, it’s adorable. 🙂

Tired of Him and Her? Play with a freaking kitten and you’ll feel better… At least until the next electoral update.

Here And Now I Stand


My black magic edifying to those around me who accept and encourage it,

             and alarmingly unclear to those who don’t.

Their disquietude written on faces and seen in body language so rigid

             their confederate flag waves ever so slightly with each tremble of clenched fists.

Before me, these men, women, and children in white, pointy hats and spidery tattoos shrieking abrasive words all the while trying to make me relinquish my power.

             As if I would do such a thing.



Behind me and beside me I am joined by others:

             Those with melanin in various tints and tones

             Those with power as strong as my own

             Those whose stories may or may not have been tragic

             Those who are radiant with their own brown and black magic

We have taught, and will continue to teach, our children, and our brother’s and sister’s that we cannot be silent. We will not slip quietly into the background as our humanity is questioned.



I’m Stuck! Time to Surf.

Ok so I’ve been stuck in this poem I’m writing and I was putzing around on the internet for a bit. When lo and behold, I came across an article written 6 months ago that mentions a sadistic writing app. Well I couldn’t resist. It’s called The Most Dangerous Writing App. Basically, you choose your time anywhere from 3 minutes to 60 minutes and just type. The catch is if you stop writing for 5 seconds, the whole thing DELETES! It’s crazy and stressful and fanfreakingtastic. At like 1 second of not typing, the edges of the page start turning red and at 5 seconds.. it’s all red and gone.

Here’s the app:

Here’s the original article I read:


Here’s what I ended up writing: mdwa

I’m at work and I was just going to type a few words to see how it went. Then I got all involved haha.

It ended up answering my question about saving when I was done. Love it.

Did it help me solve my poem issue? Not at the moment, but I was still writing right? Right. And that’s basically the point.


Now back to that poem… Or better yet, back to work for my last 34 minutes THEN back to the poem 😉