Most every work day for more than 11 years, Dena wrote a love note, poem or other thought, on a napkin - and tucked it in Marshal's lunch - a ritual of the heart. At the beginning of 2009, Marshal started typing them up. It became our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. Then, in October 2015, Marshal retired, so the whole dynamic changed. Dena took several months to re-evaluate and decide what she was going to do. Since she is also simplifying, she is in the process of incorporating all 8 (including this one) websites into one. With that in mind, the poetry of the napkin is now joined with her art and/or photography images. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Bouncy, even almost bumbly
the mass of his body jiggly
as he ran on his little hand paws
across the city street
Attempting, unsuccessfully
to look like a common housecat
The night thief scumbled
in the busy-ness  of daylight
That disguise is a bit "rocky"
Yet, I didn't turn him in
That friendly neighbor
never did me any harm

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