I hate to say it. I’m not sure I can. Perhaps an epi-pen on hand is necessary. EMT & Emergency First Responders are here so I’ll sputter this out. I apologize ahead of time. My throat tightens as my pulse races, but here goes…Damn it, I have to thank DJT. Holy F*ck Balls. Seriously, stay […]Read More
It should be no surprise that the theme for February is Love. When I launched OTV my intent was to connect with authors and readers of all genres who, like myself, needed to remember they were not alone in the world. OTV is, as I have written many times, an extension of me. It is […]Read More
Is America about oppression, racism, discrimination?Read More
It has been hell of a year and I am still reeling from the recent devastation of not only the election but the deaths of so many we admire and love in 2016. I also happen to be too lazy to count the actual days since my last full-on rant & confession. You see, I […]Read More
“Music is the anchor to my feelings. If I feel misunderstood, music is my path to understanding.”Read More
Open your wings expand into a cloud flow glide clouds are cotton candy unicorns run wild mermaids fall from the sky tiny magical lifeforms raindrops that grow into the coral reef they are artist caretakers making the reef a sacred place beautiful blue Azul topaz Gold flickers. Pearls shimmer.Read More
When it comes to faith, there is a lot you won’t learn about me based on the box I check. Throughout my life I’ve believed. I never knew in what or how, yet somehow I believed–believed validating my faith is something only I can do. I know in my heart, right down to the core, that […]Read More
That’s the color I’m seeing.
You are not anxious.
You are full on
You have no middle ground—
If you speak
and don’t get it exactly right
will be fast,
and from every angle.
I didn’t expect tonight to be one of those nights where I was up while being buried alive. Clutching at my throat, red marks, heaving while trying to catch a breath. Yet, none-the-less, here I am walking along the safest path. I see the gurgling stream. I see the minnows as they do their water […]Read More
Content warning: rape and abortion I’m not really sure why but these roundups always make me think of a lasso, cowboy hats, ponies & a ride into the sunset. Anyhow, this goofy lead should reassure you that I’m either okay or I’m still medicated. The correct answer is just 😉. You came together when I was […]Read More