Monthly Archives: January 2014

44 – A PHOTO

Shown casually, an aside, a friend once, of a friend “…her husband left her, she’s in California now, alone.” Black and white clear her stories sadness brought her tears to my eyes. She smiled too brightly in the shadow of … Continue reading

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43 – WE

How amazing! How frail we are our bodies so little, susceptible breakable yet we stretch for farthest star.

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42 – GRACE REMEMBERED

I reach to catch the grace remembered from the dreams embrace from the warmth of nestling my cheek on her neck and shoulder, that woman whose face I recognize as mine to catch the touch in a word to recreate … Continue reading

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41 – OUT IS THROUGH

Every hurt’s a hole a scoop life digs from the soul we never know the motive we can only pay the toll. A woman holds her hurting heart cradles it to her breast like the babe she bore, suckles, rocks, … Continue reading

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40 – REFLECTIONS

there is a door I open ending mornings walk to work beyond that door, a second and in both, I see my self So then two of me I see, my doubled strolls reflection mornings I ask the question “I … Continue reading

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39 – TO EDISON

We waited for the light and when the light came what darkness it revealed to our everlasting shame Are we so better off In our enlightened, benighted age? What sage, what vaunted wisdom proves our bright lit era is not, … Continue reading

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38 – NEWBORN

My child giggled a lot. And she lisped her own language, baby talk all us grownups claimed we couldn’t understand. But we all were changed, completely, forever, whenever we held her hand.

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37 – LIFE AFTER

Newly widowed, she laughs, sits encased by windows, friends, their laughs, whispers, fill most of the hollow room as sun light shining fills most of the grey gloom. The widow at the window stares, doesn’t see. Disguised by slightly nasal … Continue reading

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36 – FOR WIL, DR. A

A glimpse of granite. at a glance, cut stone, sharp, chipped edges. Yet from inward, a luminescence, stone shine, inherent heat. edges melt reveals a smooth orb glowing. Persuasive warmth, source unknown but sought. We desire it, So, we come, … Continue reading

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35 – COLLETTE

Collette, talking on the phone to her unmarried man, in Texas, for a while. “Will you sweep me off my feet when you return? Will your brother’s wedding put marrying ideas in your head?” {After all, they’ve been living together…five … Continue reading

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