Annie was born in Illinois, grew up in Orange County, and now lives in a quiet beach town along the Central Coast of CA. She is a poet, essayist, fine art photographer and artist. Her poetry has been published in local newspapers and online literary journals including Drabble and First Literary Review – East. She has taught poetry workshops at several county libraries and is a member of Cambria Writers Workshop. She says poetry is her raft, star, song, umbrella.
end of days
when I meet my guardian angel I hope her wings are made of poems we will float through halls with scrapbooks of my earth time an organ plays Amazing Grace stories fill shelves paintings hang on museum walls rivers lead to waterfall mist rainbows and rocks are tumbled smooth
cycle of beginnings
tears are words that flow from my brokenness onto the pages as poems to be held until the end tossed into the fire that becomes part of my ashes scattered by the wind carried along a river returned to earth
when all is said and done
what vessel will hold the ashes of my words after the poetry has been written where will my heartache go when the compression of sadness has left my ribs who will be there to hold my hand as my soul leaves this body on its way to stars