Poetry. This book is an acceptance and celebration of life in the city of Los Angeles, a difficult, hard to navigate and sometimes unlovely place, which has, nevertheless, provided a creative force in the life of the author that is constant and that has sustained her. The book chronicles her life as she writes and works. She "reminds us to give thanks daily for the fragile miracles of the back porch, the arroyo, the tree-lined sidewalk, the coastal fog. This is a chronicle of the poetry that awaits us mere footsteps from the front door, fifteen minutes north of Downtown gridlock, or inches from our fingertips. Her simple prayers evoke the wild abundance of flora, fauna, vistas and weather we would miss had she not been alongside to point them out to us"--Amelie Frank.