Kathie's poetry has recently been published in the Glenairley Anthology
Sparrows on Snow (Leaf Press, 2007); at www.women-at-heart.com;
at www.blueskiespoetry.ca; and in the annual Edmonton Stroll of Poets
Anthology. Kathie teaches personal journaling workshops in Edmonton
and area. She lives in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, with her husband,
cramped thinking mind
as a child, she learned to write
in cursive script;
tails and hooks
a careful cramped longhand.
this morning, in her midlife journal
she pens small pretentious letters
perfect for ego thoughts
excuses, cover-ups, denials
fine child hand inside a shadow box.
she chooses today.
lifts pen from page;
erases and erases;
flexes free flow muscles
against the stiff confines
of her cramped thinking mind.