Author Archives: Maggie C

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.

New Reality

Day Three of NaPoWriMo.* I didn’t stay completely true to today’s prompt, except for the part that said, “try to play as much with sound as possible, repeating  sounds and echoing back to others using… rhyming and similar words.” And, … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Day Two of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt: “write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details…” My submission: Happy Hour Almost six p.m. Happy hour. Parking lot is … Continue reading

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Dodge Ball

It’s Day One of NaPoWriMo!* Today’s prompt: “write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances. My offering: Dodge Ball … Continue reading

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Early Spring

longer days still dark I shiver with the tulips winter’s chill in spring

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NaPoWriMo Countdown

Tap tap… “Is this thing on?” I am answered with the squeal of feedback from my microphone. Squinting through the bright spotlight, I see vague outlines of a few forms in the audience. I hear the shuffling of feet, some … Continue reading

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Please Fasten Your Seat Belts

Today it is cold, wet and windy outside. From my living room, I watch jets coming in low as they approach PDX three miles to the south of my home. Usually they are high up and flying due south when … Continue reading

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Corvid

You perch in silhouette on overhead power lines, a black bird cutout from the gray-mottled clouds. I’ve read that you recognize faces, and can distinguish the friendly from the ill-willed. I’ve read that you can even pass that specific discernment … Continue reading

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