Peace Wrung Out

melted peace
 feel a bit
 faded out
 wrung out
 washed out
 stressed out
 maxed out
 need a little
 piece of peace

Note: click on peace sign to view full size if you want to snatch it to use as free clip art. I made it with a translucent background… it looks better on black.

I think this week has taken an emotional toll, but it has been far worse on others so I cannot complain.

My daughter took me to the place where they got their cell phones, so I upgraded mine. It was about time. My old smart phone was getting stupid, did not have all the bells and whistles that are available now. I picked out a white Samsung with a purple rubbery protector thing and some kind of unlimited everything plan. It’s cute, has dual cameras with flash, and a bigger screen. I’m having fun trying to figure out how to things like text via voice and set up Pandora radio stations. They also let me keep the same phone number so it is all cool.



Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading

WANTED:  Fresh poets, old hats, wordsmiths, novices, literary buffs, poetry fans, and bored wanderers near Youngstown, Ohio.  All experience levels are welcome! If you want to read, sign up at the door.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 11, 2015  (gather at 6:30 pm; reading starts at 7:30 pm)

WHERE:  Pig Iron Literary & Art Works, 26 N. Phelps Street, in downtown Youngstown.

Weather permitting, we will be reading outside on the sidewalk in front of the Pig Iron Press building.

If you need to wet your whistle first, Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts is right next door. Or, if you prefer ice cream and sweets, One Hot Cookie is just a block walk north.


Please call Pig Iron Literary & Art Works, 330-747-6932, if you have any questions.

DISCLAIMER: The Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading is facilitated by Jim Villani.  I’m just an attendee trying to help get the word out… it is a small group, we need more people. This post has not been “approved” by anyone. Button image below is from YBWorks, my little button biz, and not the name of any local poetry anything. I’m adding it just for grins because if I don’t add a photo in this post, a default image will pop up when shared on social media. Please see the Facebook event page if you need a map or more information.  Thank you!

NEXT READING:  September 8, 2015 (location to be announced)

Free (a wee)


This one is for the dollhouse gallery.  Faber Castell Polychromos & Aquarelles.

She just wants to be free…