“Night Shift At Cedars” by Shirley Ballard (86)

I fell in love

one night

in a hospital…

an instant

and a spark

was lit…

all night we sat



getting aquainted.

then the shift

was over

he took his guitar

said he was falling

in love and left…

so  much for

love at first sight.

Shirley Ballard

(Miss Calif. 1944)


L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

© 2011

“Action!” by Shirley Ballard

the satisfaction

of the positive action

is not an easy thing…

experiencing a day

of sun, clear skies

a good phone call

to or from

is almost as

fulfilling as

as a groovy

love tryst

Shirley Ballard


(86yrs. young Miss. CA. 1944, actress

my neighbor and BFF)

© 2010

(I inspired her to start writing poetry, she hadn’t written since her husband died…that makes me so happy!) 🙂

Foto by L. K. Thayer