simple parentheses could not hold you yo(u outgrew th)em and can no longer be called an afterthought © Sarah Whiteley
I can't scrape away the last of my paint just can't though I've been peeling myself away from these walls seven years now new walls, yes, can wear my color it's yours I'll miss © Sarah Whiteley
every branch was made big with wind while we sat diminished hunkered down with steaming cups, muddied boots, cold-red cheeks, together beneath that orange tarp cracking with every gust we stayed, shivered, laughing while others fled the storm - a splendid day, my splendid friend © Sarah Whiteley
A new little piece written for a friend's birthday. He's one of those rare people who lives whole-heartedly and finds something to appreciate in every moment. I hope you enjoy!
I am learning finally how to be vulnerable, how to ask for help, and how to lean on friends and trust that they'll stand steady beneath the weight. I'm coming to this lesson rather late in life, but this is a good step forward. But I've reached a point where I find I need to … Continue reading 3.4.2015
there's nothing quite so fine as drinking prison wine sitting on upturned milk crates with an aging Boxer dog and the best red-headed smartass I've ever had the pleasure of not completely falling for - not like all those others some lovers leave and others you just can't shake, but none of that matters - … Continue reading 2.18.2015
snippets from the past few days the snowdrops have been stepped on by some unwary foot - they are closer now to mud than to sky - but the crocus persists and the daffodils are showing their greening tips I had to side-step several puddles of blood on the sidewalk outside the office one morning … Continue reading 2.12.2015
I was the kid who was forever bringing home strays or baby birds. Some I'd thrust upon neighbors (apparently I was hard to resist), some would hang around, and some unfortunately wouldn't make it. I stopped doing this when I hit about 12 years old. But then in high school, my friend called me with … Continue reading 2.9.2015