Monthly Archives: May 2014

Time Out

Leaves pull glitter from the sun Stifling heat of midday fades to cool Ripples on the lake move slowly to a silent wind’s sonata Ducks chase and mate nestle in a feathered pile Garnish lakeside campsite with purpled heads and … Continue reading

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Daniel Joseph

We are young marrieds and excited to be your parents I’m a 21 year old nursing student your father is a lineman for the phone company I’m impatient to meet you face to face touch your newborn skin smell its … Continue reading

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Letting Go

I once hid behind boulders in my brain while emotional volcanoes exploded past uncertainties and fear cowered in chaos I languished in guilt used sadness as a guise for anger while I grasped for understanding mercy in the fog of … Continue reading

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A Word About Daddy

I was only three when I awakened him to announce: “Daddy, I’m afraid of the dark” Mom stayed asleep. “Oh honey, let’s go see. Don’t be afraid.” Lifted high atop his shoulders I had no place to hide my face … Continue reading

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Stone Bench

“May I share this bench? She asks. I’ll keep quiet, I promise.” High above the ocean in a graceful place a stranger sits beside me dressed in black high-heeled elegance and feminine beauty We sit together and apart I’ve come … Continue reading

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Temporary

Our words stung like a salted blade cutting through our egos in both directions He let go quicker than I He usually does I widened the gap with my over-thinking like a tremoring fault-line preceding an earthquake and I brought … Continue reading

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Mom in May

Feasting on the green of spring I stop to smell roses more often and think of you the queen of finding joy in a weed—be it plant, or person And now from this cabin window I see a host of … Continue reading

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