Throwback Thursday

Pendulum

There isn’t too much to say about this poem except to speak on transferrable moods and I believe the poem speaks to that plenty.     Pendulum Kylie Louise McCormick I stepped into your mood today, when your stride lengthened and you walked ahead instead of beside me. Your legs stretched up our hill, and …

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49 States

While unpacking old notebooks, I stumbled upon the original ending of this story. Much more verbose and not quite as clever, that ending was the first piece of this story written. It made me think of transformations where two things are key: putting in the effort and letting things organically grow. A story won’t sit …

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Neighbors

Time for another piece from my writing folder–or in this case, notebook/memory.  I wrote this short poem sometime between 2006 and 2008 after my neighbor replaced their grass with pink yard gravel. It has stuck in my brain all these years because it speaks to my philosophical take that humans are human. People are going …

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Stomp Dog

The Casper Humanities Festival kicked off Tuesday evening with a book club discussion of “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The story has been a favorite of mine since I first read it in college. I have long admired Gilman’s ability to enact social change with such a creative and captivating story. Who knew …

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For the Trees

In the spirit of the recent holiday (Tu B’Shvat), my personal writing post today honors the trees. I wrote most of these poems nestled in the Blueridge Mountains and surrounded by the trees of Virginia. These poems were not written for any of those trees in particular. No, each poem was written for a different …

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