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GALOSHES

I found a word I never spelled before and never thought I’d wish to. I feel I must be at least partially insane. I had some once upon a time in those days I scarcely recall. They were useful but … Continue reading

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I PUT IT ASIDE

He said to me: “I don’t want to go first. I don’t want her to have to grieve”. I can understand that. I could not have understood it some years ago. It wouldn’t have crossed my mind. But in the … Continue reading

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SQUAWKING

I am sitting by the pool – looking and listening – hoping to find a poem somewhere.   I could choose the beauty I perceive or choose the sounds the birds employ.   The particular birds I hear offer nothing … Continue reading

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Impatience

A  man, impatient has learned  that much  patience is required to deal with life as he grows older.   He fails the tests at every turn and wonders how to change the way he is to  the way he ought … Continue reading

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SKINNY-FAT

When I first met her she seemed robust – including her bust.   She told me that she exercised a lot and that was believable.   Then, a couple of years later I bumped into her – although I can’t … Continue reading

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DOWN BY THE BAY

Down by the waters of the Bay I saw a beach ball stuck upon the rocks and straining for freedom.   It was too far out for me to reach – too tricky for an old man to reach – … Continue reading

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THE ICE FLOW

The first time I heard of dealings with the elderly I was just a kid.   I was informed that the Eskimos put those who were too old on an ice flow and pushed them out to sea.   Back … Continue reading

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UPSET

There are those who never watch the news or read about what’s happening. They don’t wish to be upset.   I don’t wish to get upset and yet I get that way almost every day listening to what the commentators … Continue reading

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I DON’T KNOW WHY

don’t know why I like to look up at the sky when clouds are passing by.     I see the wind molding the clouds into various shapes that catch my eye and some of them I recognize as things … Continue reading

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HARVESTING SADNESS

Intentionally or not I harvest sadness every day.   Occasionally the crop is more than I can bear.   Through reading and TV and listening to the folks I know so well the sadness comes.   What I reap could … Continue reading

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