Monday, October 28, 2013

60 essays done / take up 20 more today

but BUT mama & granny are coming to NOLA on Friday!  wooohooo, makes everything all good in the world according to mwah.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

poem from MMM - Tucson ache

Fall in My Garden

For Danielle and Shelly         

into November—
my favorite time
in the garden.
Here in the desert,
it’s when I feel
most connected
to the earth.
The light softens
and turns golden
as the sun lays lower
in the bluer sky
as it travels
through the day.
The harshness of light
is gone
until June returns.
Like the plants,
my breath deepens—

and slows.


When I move inside my house
in December—
away from my garden—
a gathering-in happens for me.
I pull the edges of my life
up around me,
only going out
to visit my plants
onthe warmest
of the winter days.

Mary Martha Miles
October 2012
Tucson, Arizona

Saturday, October 26, 2013


what kept me
from shooting myself
when i was ten
was going to the river bridge
fish like flags that's all
all i have ever had
to say
fish like flags and i probably stolid
that from v woolf
sometimes comfortable
with the current sometimes advancing on it
like life


mmm long time remembering
the tug of the waters against my ankles
in the days before hairs
something like time is a rinsing thing
or star a alabaster start or
like a river i am always just begin
if how you approach things is clean
then poke this way along
up over the lane where
the creaking and the fans and the more
more belts watch
your fingers around them friend
behind the beautiful rocking
never will quite quit tip
this grace friend
you don't have to wait for what i am talking about
hug me out airy fear manure carts
throwing turkey tail of you know what
till the land stands so green
them golfing radicals
dream and drool
a pillow so heather in linnet
you could wring it and
satiate an birdie
for least one two moon

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

count your blessings

fall in nola

trees, trees, and a pale kind of sunlight

I'm lovin Top Chef NOLA


Monday, October 7, 2013

done grading party party party party

i have teenage sister bears - oct is the la's bday month - officially 13

squash stew

neighborhood cat