The Question of Love

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“A Day and a Half” by Brooke Shaden

“A Day and a Half” by Brooke Shaden

Was there ever a passion that remained a secret? Was there ever a love that didn’t end in fire—in the explosion of fireworks, a blinding spectrum of lights that warned everyone else to stay away, that cradled you close in its church of light and warmth and feeling—or in the cold embers of a love extinguished by a jealous wind that proved to be stronger, or by a betraying, blinding fistful of sand that tries to cover up everything that was once alive and breathing, or by a shower of tears when one lover has a change of heart and ceases to be a lover?

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For The Better

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Red Mahogany Boat Moored in Provincetown Harbor, by Nancy Poucher

Red Mahogany Boat Moored in Provincetown Harbor, by Nancy Poucher

Perhaps it’s better this way. Perhaps it’s much better, this sanctuary of myself, this cocoon of self-imposed darkness, this unsettling quietness, this unsettled heart, this unset moon. Perhaps it’s better in this tiny harbor of loneliness, better than the tempestuous waters of the wide and open ocean, where my ship could tip without a moment’s notice, where my heart could be dashed against the teeth of the icebergs or against the hungry cliffs, where my soul is mocked by the mournful wailing of the seagulls. Continue Reading

Delineated Ambiguity

Delineated Ambiguity

An oil painting on paper of an abstract with sensual undertones so subtly suggests that innocence and awareness are delineated by the single dividing line.Ambiguity … read more

Summertime

Summertime

I breathe in the salty air and it fills my lungs with a sence of calmness. Everything is fine, I can smell it. I feel the hot sand beneath my feet. I leave footsteps in the … read more

Caught Unawares

Caught Unawares

Sleepless Nights, by TuHongtao A doll like figure of a girl leaning over an unmade bed, wistfully staring at nothing while a huge vista is offered to her by a fully opened glassed … read more

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