Category Archives: Cherita

(Un)welcome Home

The warmth of your hand   holding mine felt like coming home. For those few   seconds I was exactly where I wanted to be — but knew I couldn’t stay.    

A Secret’s Secret

  I’m one of your most dangerous secrets. A guilty pleasure kept safely under the covers and silent as a lie. Be mindful of certain secrets, my dear. They want their story told.        


The moment he admits he didn’t mean it and has no clue how it slipped out. He does not, in fact, love you and deeply regrets wrenching your heart until it broke.        

The Clench

O, the times I’ve tried to give you my heart, only to watch you raise an eyebrow turn, and walk briskly back to your life.      

The Moon and Me

did you see the Moon early this morning? ripe and luscious and ready to burst — remember when I was just like Her?  


This Cherita was written for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday  but I failed to read the guidelines carefully. This should have been written in Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, Etheree or Cinquain poetry forms. Ooops! Here’s mine anyway: Calixta bewitched her men as they dreamt, making them burn and ache with desire; craving her touch, her warmth. They […]
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A Cherita: Still

Did you know that you still make my heart flip and fly like a trapeze artist without a net?