Posted in Books & Stories, Non-Fiction And Poetry



My name means pearl it’s true

But I lost a ruby

A valued gem

In the deep

Into muck it sank

A manmade lake

It couldn’t drown

Unlike the sea it won’t come back

Cataclysmic event will spit it out

That I doubt

It was my grandmother’s

I was young

With a young crush I did play

He pulled it off my hand


My heart sank

He dove in

No way he could save

It or rising embarrassment

At my folly

Surge of irresponsibility wave

I wish I had it to this day because it was hers

Simple truth

Nothing else


I thought I’d write an elegy


Leave it to you

Guess it or who

Dig in my soul deeper than the sea

To cloak its identity

But the wine, the wine takes over me

I doubt it’ll be another time

It slows me down

Nullifies my mind

Into a cushion I will sink

Shut my eyes

Sleep solid peace

No longer think





I’m a self-published author, blogger, grandma, mom, auntie and friend... I’m also a TEFL instructor, have lived in a few other countries besides the US. I love walking, cooking, reading, traveling, teaching, learning, language, movies, vampires, mummies, zombies, other assorted creatures of the night, science fiction, romance, action, adventure, classics, Latin, Soave, Chianti, D’Abruzzo, Ouzo, Sambuca, Bulleit Bourbon, Plato, the ocean and tanning.

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