Laura Star Rain

Sometimes I believe that there is an energy, or that there are some sort of threads in the universe that bring persons together in love even if for just moments. I wrote this poem for/about a woman within a fairly loose group of quite fine artists to which I belong, several years ago. She … her icon simply inspired the poem. We have never met. We were not even close. But circumstances made us close in a strange manner, but close none the less, perhaps as artists together. I never showed her this. Her Name is Laura mercer and she is on Facebook. We are connected and I am Liz Rice-Sosne on Facebook. I shall now for I have always felt that it WAS her. Initially I did this with all different sized fonts and letters dark and not so dark along with symbols. I cannot seem to do this here upon WP.

Laura Star Rain

She has dark moments …
She is one

… toying with her flames. Turning the knobs

This way and that … that way and this….off then on……………..


She is all about

color. She must have it.

It … fuels her.

Long flowing
Strokes of sensuous color … watery … rain from stars.

Snails in a galactic state of oceanity

Permutations of ??quarks?? born near

Water hamlets …

Badland flat rocks … for salamanders to dance upon.

Here is one of her whimsical and lovely paintings the sort of which inspired me.


Posted with glee and delight at Poetry Pantry # 164 over at Poets United.


today i saw an old friend we are both aging now
our bodies no longer working as they once did … not well at all really
i heard about her terrible accident how badly she was mangled
she had a broken leg and broken arm a crushed jaw cheeks and teeth 
when it occurred she was the first of four cars hit head on 
i asked was it a drunk she said no
she had been very angry with the driver for good reason
the driver had not been drunk but caused the accident through negligence
it was as bad as a drunk she was hit by someone in a diabetic coma
legally the perpetrator was meant to test her blood before driving
she chose not to do so after coming out of a movie theater
now three years later my friend said that she is beginning to loose her anger
i am glad that the drivers insurance took care of everything for her
i am saddened for her we had lost touch and had not known
it was good to see her we shared good beer and poor to fair food
tomorrow evening she will take my opera ticket and go with my husband
i love the opera and have missed our season tickets as i am ill
i am sick by this but i am glad she can go
seeing her was wonderful reminiscing about old times when she lived here
funny she lived here a short time compared to lincoln nebraska
she has lived there seventeen years it is her home
she will return monday to begin her summer adventures
we promised not to lose touch again i don’t think that we will
that thought has something to do with aging and the need to keep ties