Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Summer hammock 'neath layers of green leaves
sycamore trees in a breeze
warm wind from the east--
Sunshine & cicadas              ~                  

I was informed last week that I need to find a new job--
[business is closing].

Are there any PAYING jobs for a

Wandering Poet????

Thursday, November 21, 2013

What If?

I wish
to add more
to my life

but survival
keeps getting
in the way.

Sometimes, though,
the moment
is so beautiful...

What If
takes a backseat.  ~kc

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sunday on the Porch

Perfect Sunday on the
porch--mild breeze,
sunshine, book in hand--

Feet propped up on the
tickling my ankle:

Green lizard perched
on my red-painted
tasting my
toes with his
tongue.         ~kc

Friday, November 15, 2013


More trees in town
When's the last time you
walked under
a stand of trees?
Felt the oxygen race
through your body,
sending your spirit

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Whooping Cranes

Today's sunshine treats:

Pink blushing grasses by the wayside,

And high above,

a single whooping crane
soaring south.

Five minutes later,
his flock of nine
veering east.

I wonder if they ever found him?

Or if he'll spend the remainder of his days


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cold Weather in the South

First blue-norther:
two robins peeping in the cedar tree,
a skein of snow geese
honking above,
wondering where to land
in civilization   ~kc

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Joy in getting back into Writing

Thank you, D.J. for getting me back into writing. I spent the first half of the year creating a lovely little book that I named QUIRKS OF SUCCESS, and have submitted it to Shambala Publisher. Wish me luck!

Now I'm revisiting REINS OF TIME. Back when it was published E-copy, they would only allow 100,000 words, so I had to divide the story. The book available is just the first part. The second part has been optioned twice, and both times they said they wanted it "if the viewpoints are changed." I refused. If you've ever read Stephen Erikson's Malazan Empire, you'll know why I made that decision. So that part of the story is ready to go. I'm currently running the last part of the trilogy through my writer's groups, to beef it up and make it better.

Not sure if I'll get the whole project together formally or not. Told my son I'd give him the whole thing hardcopy for Christmas. What's your opinion. Should I try again to get it all together through a publisher? Or just print it out for friends and family who have been waiting years for it?