Contact email: eebrinker@hotmail.com

And I run from the turtle 

Because the walking corpse talks

When you leave what breaks your heart


A balmy breeze that settles on quiet shoulders

The end of too many promises

And the beginning of one

To yourself

Becomes the bearing standard

Someday I hope to find peace

In what I want

Becoming what I need

Someday I hope

To find the reality

Maybe in your arms

Regret we all know

More than makings

More than a future

Proof inside the requiem of a broken heart

Love only real when it leaves

Because the rest of the time

I already said good-bye

Shattered ends of design never what they seem

She gave me permission


So I left

I gave new meaning to what words find in


Because love never needed conquering

And time called me

Upon crumbled tracks of howling anger

From one essence of worship to another ruptured answer



was born in a small town in southern california in 1963.  in 1971, both parents and two siblings were killed in an airplane crash.  moved to a new city where i lived with and was raised by my grandmother on my mom’s side.
went to a private lutheran school through 8th grade, then to public highschool where i earned a degree and went on to college.

married in 1984 to a man i later regretted ever having even met.  we had a son in 1986, and were divorced in 1991.

moved to northern california for a short time and attended california state university chico.  grandmother became ill, so i moved back to southern california.

made another move to salt lake city, utah in 1995.  had my daughter there in 1996.  moved again in 2001 to albuquerque, new mexico.  lived there for a couple years before moving back to southern california in 2003.

am currently living in salt lake city, having recently moved back here in the fall of 2007.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Hydra says:

    Really nice work here, lady. I always enjoy reading your work, seeing the graphics and drawing inspiration for you. Have a great week, my friend. Love ya – Hydra

    1. eebrinker says:

      thanks … not sure why i didn’t reply to this originally. but appreciate your support, Hydra. have always been a good ear and true sounding board ….

  2. genemyers says:

    now that is a real bio, not a typical artist/poet bio…an honest one!
    gene (from the rattle bag blog)

    1. eebrinker says:

      lol….just sort of a skeleton outline. suppose haven’t read too many artist bios to compare….though have noted that many like to name-drop.

  3. purple says:

    hi was tag surfing and a poem of yours came up so I dropped in to look around. Found your blog to be honest, unpretentious, and both subtly entertaining as well as brutally witty and sharp — a very nice combination. Will drop in again to read more.

  4. Michael Lane says:

    Hi Eileen. I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Please visit this link: http://animalmikelane.com/2013/10/16/the-versatile-blogger-award/. Congratulations and thank you for inspiring me with your blog!

  5. Prasad says:

    Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved some of your write-ups. Its very subtle. I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Great work

  6. Your work is absolutely stunning!!

  7. My God, you are a courageous woman…so many losses at such a tender age…and your grandmother helped you…and then you helped her…You are a beautiful soul and you give me courage! Your writing is spectacular…the juxtaposition of your word choice…the associations made–so unique and creative! Blessings to you, valiant woman!

    1. eebrinker says:

      that is such a nice compliment, my…. well, courageous… most of the time i am frightened and more frightened. this world terrifies me. i don’t understand people at all. they seem so hell bent and life is too short. but i try to not panic and face every day like it’s the last. you can’t stop others from being stupid. that lesson is starting to resonate over the course of it all.

      and i like writing. gives me a chance to observe language and the role language plays in human lives.

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