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Welcome to the online presence of KaBooM, a writing group that has sustained the creative lives of a diverse group of women for over a decade. We hope that getting to know us will inspire you, too!


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Recording a Season

I seem to write poems every spring and fall.  By now I’ve concluded that the sensory attributes of these seasons are wound into my body.  This is a good time for writing. The earth awakes and promises metaphor galore (sorry).  Examine your back yard or just a tiny patch of it and write down everything you see—or draw something you see. Perhaps you’ll have the beginnings of a poem, story or painting.  May your creativity Spring eternal! -Pam Sexton

Recording a Season

Late March in Kentucky

Clatter of squirrels’ nails

on tree bark pulls me to perform

a busy scramble—

theirs for lost nuts, mine, the usual—

all folly, I know.

Slow…slow…

listen for the quickening,

catch it, post it.

Buy paper heavy with tooth,

pastels pregnant with landscape;

smooth with fingers

until pigment enters your skin

feel the green,

its velvet resurrection

hear the sky shout

its white, then blue

see worm track, lichen patch

on earth and rock.

Record the slow destruction

of the indestructible—

slow as centuries and as sure.

But the newness,

catch it, post it,

Get it down.

Quick. It’s glory.

Pam Sexton

March 2010

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