Her smiling girl-heart danced
behind the grey, grey hair.

—Terri Guillemets, 2019 August 5th, scrambled blackout poetry created from Enid Bagnold, National Velvet, 1935, pages 125–126

Peaches & health

Do not take anything for granted — not one smile or one person or one rainbow or one breath, or one night in your cozy bed.

—Terri Guillemets, 2009 November 25th

P.S. I was recovering from a really nasty flu when I wrote this. There were 3 or 4 days at the beginning I truly thought I might not make it. This journal entry was the day before Thanksgiving. And oh man, did I really freakin’ mean every word of this. Even more so than usual. –tg, 2015