Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tragedy

shattered plastic         a mute story a pet carrier                 the door gone the soft toy                  a plaid blanket soaked                         bedraggled and dirty in cold rain                   on the roadside

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Looking out the window thoughts

Life is simple it is living that is complicated

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snow lingers on the northern slope though I have the doors open because the day was warm enough to go out without a coat and crunch in the fragile ice still stretched over puddles like saran wrap you wear your … Continue reading

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The Comfort of Small Things

Comfort is in the small things of life: the fire smoking in the fireplace, the dogs’ heavy sigh of pleasure as they lay as close as possible to the flames, the quiet of deep country outside, the knowing that we … Continue reading

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Some Days

Some days all is well some days I can forget and forge ahead some days the world is bright with promise, and hope some days the memories return full force some days I miss you more than I loved you … Continue reading

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In Winter

Cold days bring us in: we build fires, I cook–bread and beans, soup and tea; we clean: closets and cupboards, cabinets and drawers, and find bits of memory, pieces of the past.  

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Anniversary

She was seventeen, He was twenty-two, The war was World War II. They met, they loved, they married; Sixty-one years, 13 children, and love that never knew a number.

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