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…

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…

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…

Hot Pink Lipstick

Once upon a time She worn bright pink lipstick,too A dark brown bikini Chosen because it matched Her dark brown skin So exactly That from a distance It looked as if she was Dancing naked on the dock Drinking Bartles and James cheap wine coolers And now..she wishes She had the bikini,the tan And the…

Travel Bug

Oh, how she wished for the time to come that she could go instead of dream pack her bags and fly off to see and be part of an adventure taste and touch treasure hunt dive headfirst into the blue-green surf find a cabin in the neck of the woods spend the morning hiking and…

Be There

She saw another picture got a postcard in the mail was told to hold the spot for another time All these people  going places  where she wishes she could be there Texts sent feet in the sand drink in hand beautiful mountains of Ireland a cathedral in Spain saxophone playing in Greece There’s a part…