Autumn Collapses

My friend Cathy gave me a can of Moxie soda today (which tastes delicious), so I thought I would write another poem using the word in her honor. Also, thanks to Melissa Craig for letting me use one of her breathtaking photographs.

autumn collapses

into dawn, a heavy heart

and I can no longer feel

precarious flush skin

or shallow moxie.

© Ben Ditmars 2015

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Photograph Courtesy of Melissa Craig

Find her blog here.

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Writing Spaces: Part Deux

I read an article last year on where famous authors do their writing. There were some remarkably inspiring locations and it made me wonder where the authors I know (the majority being small press and indie) write their stories, poetry, and other words. I collected photographs from ten talented writers last year. This year, I invited twelve more to do the same. They span the spectrum from paranormal to poetry and children’s fiction. Thank you once again to all the writers who let me into their homes and special places with their photographs: Paula Walker Baker, Melissa Craig, Michelle Franklin, Kelly Stone Gamble, Tracy James Jones, Dan Leicht, Dionne Lister, Jeanne McDonald, Charity Parkerson, Poppy Ruth SilverJacqueline E. Smith, and Danielle Thamasa.

Paula Walker Baker 1

Paula Walker Baker, author of Jack Learns to Grill

Melissa Craig 1

Melissa Craig, author of The Unblemished Librarian

Melissa Craig 2

Melissa Craig, author of The Unblemished Librarian

Michelle Franklin

Michelle Franklin, author of Khantara

Kelly Stone Gamble 1

Kelly Stone Gamble, author of They Call Me Crazy

Tracy James Jones

Tracy James Jones, author of Torn: Sixty Days of Calaboose

Dan Leicht 1

Dan Leicht, author of Blissfire

Dan Leicht 2

Dan Leicht, author of Blissfire

Dionne Lister

Dionne Lister, author of Shadows of the Realm

Jeanne McDonald 2

Jeanne McDonald, author of The Truth in Lies

Jeanne McDonald 4

Jeanne McDonald, author of The Truth in Lies

Charity Parkerson

Charity Parkerson, author of A Dash of Desire

Poppy Ruth Silver

Poppy Ruth Silver, author of Soon to Melt

Jackie Smith

Jacqueline E. Smith, author of Cemetery Tours

Danielle Thamasa, author of Project Death: Ressurection

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