in the rain-

in the rain-
darkness,     the sunset
being sheathed i sit and
think of you

the holy
city which is your face
your little cheeks the streets
of smiles

your eyes half-
half-angel and your drowsy
lips where float flowers of kiss

there is the sweet shy pirouette
your hair
and then

your dancesong
soul.     rarely-beloved
a single star is
uttered,and i

       of you


(e. e. cummings)

And Then, There Were Two

What other woman would be haunted by

the ‘L’ in Drake’s equation?

How many civilizations

have come and gone

leaving behind nothing more

than cosmic dust & vibrations

to say we were here —

we loved,

we mattered


And when my finger slides gently underneath

the silk strap on your shoulder

and you drop your inhibitions to the floor

like the useless things they are

we will turn on the lights this last time

make love like a supernova


and every living creature

in the universe

will know my name


(Jacque Zyon)

Finding Food

At last, the food pages (if not their original posts) have been disentangled from the recipe plug-ins which slowed things down and made editing a royal pain. And honestly, I find my new format much easier to read from the point of view of actually cooking!

So have a look at what the Food page looks like now, noting the much easier breakdown of categories. Aside from simply making more sense, they will hugely reduce the amount of scrolling one must needs do on the dropdown menus. The Drink section needs doing as well, since that’s already out of hand, but that’s a challenge for another day. For now, I’ll be happy to finally start getting to all the recipes I’ve been wanting to tell you about.