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Mary’s Music

I learned recently that 86 year old Mary from my creative writing class was an accomplished pianist. None of us in class knew she even played the piano. Mary has been deaf for 10 years and had stopped playing. It … Continue reading

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Reminder(#2)

Reminder ( #2) Roses release their leaves shortly after winter’s pruning finding light to bud and bloom through spring without effort unlike many of us who struggle through our thorns to grow without fading into fall forgetting the uniqueness of … Continue reading

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You Have a Voice

She sits on the sidelines with pencil in hand unsure what to do while others write volumes Decides not to try the thing that seems to say, no way not good enough to play this writing game today She waits … Continue reading

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Good Enough

We loved to hear your stories about being youngest of seven life in south-side Chicago in the twenties your brothers who spoiled you and your working-class pa who gave you his pocket change “Write them down Mom, write them down … Continue reading

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Gray

Sunshine belies her feelings The only hue she sees today is gray She woke up this morning missing him. It’s been ten years since he died…Some say ‘passed away’ but she calls it like it is…he died And took with … Continue reading

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