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Encounter with Carmen

She’s been widowed for months We see each other briefly between shifts in our weekly visits to the silent chapel Long months of care giving and now aloneness have etched her face in sorrow and fatigue She looks hungry for … 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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