Annie Shares News volume 2 Issue 8 August 2023
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Our time in New York is at an end, we’re moving onto a less urban location in the foothills of Western Pennsylvania. A modest one level home with a fenced yard for the dogs and plenty of sunny windows for the cats. I’ll be writing in a different studio, meeting new people and collecting new experiences. What could be better? Shh, don’t tell my husband I’ll be traveling a bit more once we are settled. 😉
My guide dog, Bailey, is retiring once we reside in PA and I know it’s the right time. Next year I’ll most likely meet my new guide dog and train at home.
Earlier in the month, I was invited to interview author Leonard tuchyner by good friend and author, Peter Altschul, who cohosts the In Perspective podcast with Bob Branco. Leonard’s new book, Moon Rising: Stories and Poems is whimsical and expressive, exploring life’s vicissitudes in a unique perspective.
Imperfections, my second novel, has been slated to be released in late spring or early summer of 2024. The audio for my first novel, Hope For the Tarnished is underway. Below is a poem I wrote during our most recent visit to Pennsylvania. Enjoy it and may August bless you.
Doubletree by Hilton
Four dinky pillows for the bed
By Ann Chiappetta
I thought the suite would be opulent
The King bed
A sultan’s necessity for sleep
An Enviable, blissful transom
Whisk Weary bones beneath duvet and anticipate the soft
Pillowed plumpness cradling my head
My cranium flattens cotton puff pastries instead
WTF I say and inspect the offered spread.
I discover Dollar store purchases within
A pricy three-night stay
shall we be complacent?
elect to ignite our inner Karen and
shout of the injustice of dinky pillows —
it insults our guesthood
In the prone position
these little nothings make no difference
Another thing about these pillows is their identity
Are they feather and down or
microfiber polypill or some
hybrid of all of the above
I can’t figure out which one or which combination
They’re like a generic of generic of generic
I’ve taken to putting a sofa cushion behind me instead
I am not Karen and will not stay there again.
Post a thumbs down on YELP while
reclining on a
Too hard king-sized bed
In a too large corner suite
With too many little pillows for sleep.