A View from Montmartre (poem)

(inspired by Paris, France-- July 2014) A View from Montmartre The Sacré Coeur blesses me tonight under the gaze of les étoiles the heat melting memories in late July, fireworks still sticky on the back of my neck. There's a carafe for two, at ease with you, laughter over the bill as I'm blushing rosé confessions … Continue reading A View from Montmartre (poem)

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Flamenco (poem)

(inspired by Madrid, Spain-- February 2016) Flamenco After copas of sangria, we watch the sanguine dress spin to the guitarist’s touch-- Carnal, under fingers that burn fire with each plea for forgiveness. Eyes, green like olives, savor the sight, feasting on black heels striking wood, polished against polished that shine like sweat above bright lipstick … Continue reading Flamenco (poem)

Life Update #11: Fall Semester teaching DONE!

Greetings! A lot has happened since my last Life Update back in August (can't believe how time flies!). I'm sure that it's not much of a surprise, since living overseas can, of course, come with plenty of experiences. But considering that this is my second year in the same city, with the same job, I'd assumed … Continue reading Life Update #11: Fall Semester teaching DONE!

Life Update #7: First Semester Teaching…DONE!

Bonjour, folks! As of Thursday last week, I've officially finished my first semester of teaching as a lectrice d'anglais in France. Crazy to believe just how it has flown by-- cliché as it sounds, it seemed like just yesterday I was starting my first day at the university and now I'm here with no more classes to teach … Continue reading Life Update #7: First Semester Teaching…DONE!

Like Heaven (poem)

(inspired by a trip to Mount St. Helens, Washington-- June 2017) Like Heaven There's a certain beauty In the destruction of ash and smoke blossoming in a lavender summer ready to take flight in the bosom held in for too long in secret whispered among serpentine trees. You tried so hard to keep away Despite … Continue reading Like Heaven (poem)