Author Archives: grannysu

About grannysu

storyteller, writer, poet, gardener, countrywoman

One Red Sock

I took them off, two of them, as I sat on the side of the bed. I remember pushing  one off with my foot, reaching down to pull the other from my right foot. In the morning there was just one … Continue reading

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This

I gave you a name: Jonathan. I gave you brothers: four. I gave you my heart: one. I gave all I knew to give, and then you were gone. An instant, an ice storm, a truck, a phone call. That … Continue reading

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Reminder

Graying heads still nurture dreams, Fading eyes still cast a hopeful gleam, old voices still can sing like angels’ brushing wings, even when forgotten, and unseen.                

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Toast

bubbly cool frosted glass, sensory celebration: champagne sparkles in your eyes.

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Spring Moon

New moon, tender crescent luminescent, gilds crimson crabapple, iridescent iris; quicksilvered oaks whisper in night breezes while wood thrush trills her praise.

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Walk to the River

It is time to walk to the river to welcome the past images small noticed and told in simple words clear thoughts savored remembered

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Laundry Lessons

Hanging laundry out to dry requires more thought and care than simply moving from one white machine to the other as the electric meter whirls. Hanging the wash requires coordination with the one who burns the trash because  line-dried clothes are supposed to … Continue reading

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