What They Leave Behind: A Latinx Anthology Reading Series

I’m honored to have been included in this anthology where I got to read last month with other wonderful poets. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming reading 10/10/21. You can order your copy of What They Leave Behind today by pressing this link.

Palms, Olives and Thorns

Holy Thursday made a pilgrimage back to L.A, where the grains of mustard seeds  grow as large as the kingdom of heaven, orange poppies border the highway, citrus blossoms and jasmine perfume the car, palm trees line the streets the same  as they do out here in the desert — out here where everything seemsContinue reading “Palms, Olives and Thorns”

Amanja Reviews “Curse of the Ninth”

https://amanjareads.com/2020/08/05/curse-of-the-ninth-novel-review/Comments   Author Ruthie Marlenee This is the spoiler free review of Curse of the Ninth by Ruthie Marlenee. If you would like to read the spoiler full review complete with every step of revenge please visit here. Thank you so much to author Ruthie Marlenee for providing me with a copy of this bookContinue reading “Amanja Reviews “Curse of the Ninth””

GOOD FRIDAY iCLOUDS

Good Friday, always cloudy as Jesus hangs dying on the cross. I wonder now if tomorrow never came, would he still rise on Sunday? Would there be a second coming if the human species disappeared behind the clouds (except for the survival of the fittest, the survival of the richest)? But if the species wereContinue reading “GOOD FRIDAY iCLOUDS”

FLOOD IN THE TIME OF CORONA

I listen to the rain falling steadily all night long – the caprice of the gods or the tears of angels? Raining it seems for 40 days and 40 nights or since the beginning of the Corona. Water gushes in from a crack in the ceiling. The community pool overflows. The tennis court is flooded.Continue reading “FLOOD IN THE TIME OF CORONA”

FATTENING THE CURVES or DEAR YOU WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED

Dear (I’ll not give you power by speaking your name), My life is in ruins and you are to blame. You’re the excuse I give for not accomplishing my goals,  the reason my book bombed before it soared.  And it’s because of you, I’m so freakin’ bored. You’re the reason for my miscarriages,  my financialContinue reading “FATTENING THE CURVES or DEAR YOU WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED”

INFUSION CONFUSION or CANCER IN THE TIME OF COVID

The doctor has called to give us a choice. What? Death by cancer or death by COVID 19? Cover us. We’re going in! I’ve got your six, Honey. But I’ll have to take cover in the car. We’re going into do battle today — up against another beast. We’ll strap on our weapons and donContinue reading “INFUSION CONFUSION or CANCER IN THE TIME OF COVID”