Monthly Archives: May 2011

MEMORIAL DAY

I  remember that I forget  — forget too often what’s needed to to be recollected: the gifts I  take for granted in my dailyness — gifts unearned by most of us who plod along with hours consumed by various agendas … Continue reading

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BRIEF ENCOUNTER

It wasn’t that the birds stopped singing as they had been throughout my walk — it was that a skunk appeared quite suddenly coming out of a nearby drain pipe and I ceased to hear their morning symphony. He came … Continue reading

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SQUEEZE

I’ve been told by the woman who lives  where I do to squeeze that face cloth that I use to waken me each morn — to squeeze it ‘til its almost dry — at least to do the best I … Continue reading

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THE JOYS OF TWILIGHT

After the sun had fled the western sky — before the night had come to claim the trees that offered my horizon I  sat in an adirondak chair and found a mood akin to  prayer. The birds had stopped their … Continue reading

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SOUNDS LONGED FOR

Silence is not always golden when one’s beholden to grief. So many sounds no longer linger  in the air — sounds longed for — the longing increased by their absence. If only something could be heard to reassure the one … Continue reading

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MY UNFRIENDLY SHADOW

My shadow began to follow me quite suddenly. The  sun just rose behind some trees and scattered shadows everywhere but only mine was moving. I turned and found my shadow by my side and tried to hold its hand upon … Continue reading

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REVISITING

Today I walked through my tunnel made of trees — had not been there in a long, long time due to a loss in prowess. I felt most welcomed as if I were embraced as I walked along accompanied by … Continue reading

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LOOK AT HIS STUFF

There was an old man called OR who wondered  what  living was for. It’s joy and its pain — its sunshine and rain became themes of his writing galore. He still hasn’t figured it out — doesn’t know what life’s … Continue reading

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SWOOSH!

The spider looked at me, pleading — at least I thought so. It didn’t want to be flushed  — enjoyed wandering around our toilet bowl. I watched its excursions briefly but I had my needs . I waited —  then … Continue reading

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THREATS TO NEARNESS

There is a nearness to certain friends threatened when distancing occurs. Geography plays a role in changing many ties that bind in spite of protests. There is a nearness to certain friends threatened by the contingencies of time that have … Continue reading

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