A Book Has Me

For sale now on Amazon http://amzn.to/2lQnNoL

A quick note … I’ve been working for the past week or two on putting the final touches on a slim book of poetry. The first of what I expect will be 3-4.

It’s done! I have published “I Came From A Place of Fireflies” on Amazon as both a paperback and Kindle edition. http://amzn.to/2n6lzj2

An excerpt:

All Is Temporary

I’m nearly old, she said… to no one,
Before the mirror,
Tracing a line down her cheek
With a fingertip,
Lost in memory.
She sighs.
A chill; her soul shivers .
This is the face that boys
Longed to kiss, she remembers,
Remembering the power of it.
Yet now the boys are men, although not as many.
The face that felt the chubby caress of
Her children’s hands,
The face she could depend upon.

A breeze ruffles the curtains,
Touches the flower beside the mirror.
Her eye caresses the exquisite
Design of it, built for
A moment
Of perfect purpose.
“You are nearly old, too,” she says, tracing the edge of the
Petal with her finger.
She smiles, newly aware…
All things must pass.
All things are temporary.


11 Replies to “A Book Has Me”

  1. Doug,
    I’m not familiar with Create Space – but I’ve heard good things out there…..
    congratulations and I will absolutely look forward to reading your lovely book pf poetry

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    1. I had a bit of a setback due to a computer glitch. Or pilot error. When I opened up the file in Pages today, more than 60 pages of formatted text were gone. Pfffffft. Disappeared. So, I have to do that part over. Arrrrgh….


      1. so sorry about the setback – hopefully by now – you’ve set those formatting demons straight – and you can continue on undeterred – cultivating your sown dreams into rooted realities!


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