Wake Up Dead

One day I received a text reply from my friend and it said, very simply, “Take care of yourself or you’re going to wake up dead.” Wake up dead. I laughed it off at first but then I started to reflect on those words and what it meant. Wake up dead. Just imagine that you…

One Thin Slice

In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, Mema and Momma cleaned the house from top to bottom. Mema dug out the Thanksgiving tablecloths and napkins and her heavy gold flatware. We rearranged all the furniture to make room for extra tables to hold all the food. With 22 family members coming, Thanksgiving was a special…

Ann’s Choice

When I was 16 years old, I had a boyfriend, David, with an incredible mom that made a lifelong impact on me. One afternoon I was invited to a cookout at the backyard of their house in Dallas, and David’s dad was there as well. I had never seen a divorced couple on good terms…

Whiskey and Wine

Many years have gone by From one place to another Small talk every once in a while Bits and pieces shared here and there Skimming along the surface That ragged edge Where lines cross And friendship begins Over whiskey and wine Takes a long time Sweet time For trust to build From one place to…

Broken Glass

Some things have to stay Buried in a place Where it’s safe Some things break Scatter like glass Leaving pieces Deep inside It takes too much Way too much To take a chance Open up the past Shine any light Find the pieces That are embedded inside Some secrets are better kept Held within Safely…

Between Poets

Words play Between Poets Kindred spirits That know When less is more And too much is enough When to hide And to seek To string together One more thing And to wait For the other To fill in the blanks Jeanna’ Mead September 9 2016 11 06 p.m Because the door was opened 👣❤ This…

These Two Men

These two men sit Outside with me Comfortable and at ease Talking about the past Things they did Places they had been I sit there Looking at them Reading their lips Knowing full well I’m missing some words But still I know enough These two men Bring me along Include me in We have a…