another daydream

another daydream

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Snow Day


A snow day offers haiku play. 

Welcome to 2022!


Tuesday, December 21, 2021





and less

delicious warmth


as winter unwraps

its grey forlorn.



––O also, 

sotto voce––


a silver gleam adorns 

the boughs bereft 


to say, like a dare, adore me.




Monday, December 6, 2021



Photo by Lucas van Oort
As I stare into the amaryllis
it asks me why was I ever


while I was shrinking 
from the squint 
of eyes

that seemed to measure

what is up to snuff
or enough


I was this

––the thisness 

of an amaryllis––

no less than magnificent.




Thursday, November 18, 2021

"Bird's-Eye View"

 Bird’s-Eye View


An argument of birds
still sounds like song

though our daughter 

says we’re bickering

March 2020 into April

as we quarantine


from other company.

She’s missing the point.

How husbandwifery

hashes out territorial right 

through a thicket of sharing.

We’re still in the fight,


off-pitch or off-key,

a far cry from complacency. 




Wednesday, October 27, 2021


This baby is six months now, 
Muse in a Suitcase

P.S. If you'd like a signed book, let me know! My author copies are limited.  

Warm wishes,

Monday, October 11, 2021

Pairing Poetry and Art

These are the pages of the October Issue of Beyond Words Literary Magazine where my poem lives, paired with the art of Rita Malenczyk. 

The artist and I have never met. The editor chose our collaboration on paper (and in digital format). What do you think? 

There's so much to read into this artwork––gazing into it the way you'd gaze into a crystal ball. And isn't it uncanny how the color orange shows up to meet my poetry (chapbook covers a case in point)?


Monday, September 27, 2021

Scenes from the Streetcar

We carried poetry books,

a singing bowl, and an ocean drum,

as the streetcar carried us

up and down H street

for Art All Night DC. 




How fun to be in-person to share these offerings!  

Thanks to those who hung out with us 

in the Poetry & Sound space 

for a little while. 

May your travels hold more light-hearted moments...

Warm wishes,
Charise (and Jeneen)

Friday, September 24, 2021

Poems On the Go

Hop on the Streetcar Saturday for Art All Night H Street, DC. "Here We Are" is an in-person (!) poetry performance plus soundscape by Jeneen Piccuirro from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. This is a moving streetcar experience––come and go as you please, partake and enjoy our offering of poems and sound, shifting to a different kind of listening.