Island of Dreams

Reluctance weighs me down

when light dances

through my happy eyelids

Each bothering moment

pulls me farther

from my safe nest

Where everything works

Where all things are calm

and I am walking

In places where ones

who are no longer here

sit with me a moment

and the empty place inside

Fills once again with their warm light

This safe nest of quilts …

pillows angled properly to hold me

like true love-

where my best answers await

where the cuts from sharp words heal

Where my heart rests

and renews its vow

to bring me through another day

My solitude

My small kingdom

My tiny cottage-

Some days- I can hardly wait

to use my return nightly ticket

to my very own

Island of dreams

Former columnist for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel covering metaphysics, she got to interview the likes of Brian Weiss, The Amazing Kreskin and Apollo 14 astronaut, Edgar Mitchell. Mimi’s love of words became obvious to her parent’s at age four during high mass as she stood on the pew seat to rally the congregation- “Hey! Let’s everybody sit down!” She’s been a tour guide out west and has *too many* years of tourism marketing consulting, designing promo collateral, commercial scripts for TV/Radio, freelance writing, resume and bio coaching and large event planning. A poet, artist, world traveler, mom of two phenomenal kids; in the wee hours she has three finished fiction manuscripts, a published book of erotica, and two blogs and is a self-confessed Pinterest addict. Owner of a fabulous destination wedding and event venue in northern Michigan and a board member of the Northport Chamber of Commerce and Leelanau UnCaged Music & Art Street Festival planning committee. Currently writing a non-fiction book of unusual blessings that her friend/agent is kicking her rear to finish. Member of RWA, MMRWA, CCWA and former CCWA Board. www.wordninjagirl.com

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