Nicole stared at the blue water in the pool. It was so wet and so blue—Virgin Mary blue. It was so hot in Texas, she thought that over and over, ever since her parents moved the family to Fort Worth for her dad’s job. They were living at the Naval Air Station. It was … Continue reading "Virgin Mary Blue: A short story by Marie Cartier"
I have thought a lot about planting seeds—seeds I want to plant and of course grow– the new varietal of blue mustard green, for instance. It’s the thing to think about in fall– harvesting and planting. But what else? What if I could plant—anything. Anything at all. What would I want to grow? What would … Continue reading "A Plant that would Feed the World by Marie Cartier"
Do I feel safe in America- that’s what you want to know, right? Such a good question—and excuse me, but ridiculous. Four hundred and seventeen anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the United States since the start of the year — a new record, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, as of April … Continue reading "Do I Feel Safe in America? by Marie Cartier"
I have not been in this room for three years- except to run in and out -the pandemic made me claustrophobic and anyway I usually need a coffee shop environment to write and we were in lock down so my wife and I transformed our living room to a coffeeshop, Fig and Hillary’s- so named … Continue reading "The Tree in my Front Yard by Marie Cartier"
Here you come again Twenty-three states banning drag, 100 bills being considered Just when I’m about to make it work without you F*** you GOP You look into my eyes and lie those pretty lies Abortion is settled law Gay marriage is settled law And pretty soon I’m wondering how I came to doubt … Continue reading "Pride Season 2023 by Marie Cartier"
A Poem 3/27/23 We see the beginnings of fruit trees.The first fruit, my Jewish friend says: The best of spring—as fruit Is what makes luxury, she says. We could just eat vegetables –butWith fruit we have extra luxury, we have extra—We have wine. Cheers- we have luxury. I want that luxury feeling today. I … Continue reading "Who Will Plant and Who Will Harvest by Marie Cartier"
Thank you to –the Oscars! My movie SCAVENGE FOR YOUR LIFE. I’m so thrilled to be nominated and to WIN! Thank you! In the year 2050—and here we are, right? Am I right? Right! SCAVENGE FOR YOUR LIFE. In the year 2050 when we are lucky to have this beautiful theater in downtown Los Angeles. … Continue reading "Oscar in the Year 2050 by Marie Cartier"
What if everyone said everyone was their Valentine?I mean you are walking down the streets telling strangers:You are adorable.You are my love.Kiss. Kiss.Well, maybe not, I am thinking of those candy hearts, with the sayings, my favorite Valentine’s candy. But what if everyone in the world on Valentine’s Day, February 14th,decided that that the world, … Continue reading "Poem: A Valentine’s Wish, 2023 by Marie Cartier"
WOMENS MARCH, Long Beach, California on the 50th anniversary of the passing of Roe v Wade,January 22, 2023 BIO BIO:Marie Cartier is a teacher, poet, writer, healer, artist, and scholar. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of New Hampshire; an MA in English/Poetry from Colorado State University; an MFA in Theatre Arts (Playwriting) … Continue reading "Women’s March in CA 1/22/23 by Marie Cartier"
Once upon a time there was a person who only saw themselves in the mirror—even if someone else was passing by in the background, and they certainly never saw the shadows of all the people who had helped them in their life swimming in their eyes. That’s the way it is sometimes—we just don’t see … Continue reading "A Fable for the Season by Marie Cartier"