Passion exists everywhere. It infuses every element of our lives. It lives in our relationships, our pursuit of goals and dreams, our efforts toward self-improvement.Read More
Addiction is a live thing.
It breathes through you,
survives through you
like a parasite.
1. Titanic There’s a moment when You start to understand the Iceberg’s point of view. 2. The Long, Hot Summer It was long and hot, That summer. And the comma Made it much longer. 3. The Wizard of Oz White girl in strange land Kills two women of color (Green) and then goes home. 4. […]Read More
friend did not show up; please
sit down, spread your junk out
on the table, disturb the artist.
It is 1927 so you can smoke.
Pull out a ratty life-saver roll and
a rumpled handkerchief.
Live in, liven this picture.
Strike a match. Light up.
We were married. A new life, together. The heat climbed to a new intensity, a different level.
Heat in the heat.Read More
Her heart beats
Hello, we are white America, and we have a problem. We are equal opportunity haters; we hate Republicans or Democrats or foreigners or our neighbors or taxes or religion or technology or inconvenience with equal passion and aplomb. We have convinced ourselves that OUR personal preference trumps the common good and have dug in our heels about the fact that YOUR belief system, sexual orientation, religion and skin color has to be as wholly right by me as my very complicated Starbucks’ drink order.Read More
New Yorkers have a reputation for being cool.
Nay, more than cool. I say now, fellas, what’s cooler than being cool? Uh, “emotionally frigid.” Yeah, that’s just about right.Read More
Lisa A. Listwa is wife to the nicest guy on the planet, mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, and reluctant but devoted owner of three rotten cats, affectionately nicknamed “the Rottens.” Her eclectic career history includes being a legal secretary, member of the human resources staff for a major day-planner calendar company, editorial […]Read More
I spent days in the sun
Why did I do this?
The sun was uncomfortably hot,
and I have never liked strawbe