Monthly Archives: August 2011

MOMENTARY EXPECTATIONS

Some of us who lived near coastal areas of the north so many, many years ago recall THE HURRICANE OF ‘38. To date no other storm has claimed my mind as that one — back when I thought the world … Continue reading

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QUITE POSSIBLY IT’S YOU

My legs are long enough to reach the floor — have been that way as long as I recall and every day they help my feet explore my world. So far I’ve managed not to fall. My arms are long … Continue reading

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I STARTED LOVING CLOUDS

I’ve started sitting back and watching clouds like I’ve never done — sitting back beside the pool and looking up, allowed because my shielded eyes can handle that as I observe those motions in the sky that I only casually … Continue reading

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MY RECLINER

I propose a toast to my recliner who daily offers comfort to my bones. When I am weary nothing can be finer than its ministrations in my home. I stand in front of it and then let go. It receives … Continue reading

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EVER SINCE I’VE BEEN AWARE

Over head there are no missiles and beneath my feet no roadside bombs. And the people that I meet along the way are not intent on my destruction. That’s the way it’s been for me ever since I’ve been aware. … Continue reading

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THOSE DAYS

There are those days when you feel you’ve heard enough of “Press one — press two” — or, “we’ll return your call — just leave your number please” — days when all of your efforts to connect with those who … Continue reading

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THE VANISHING BREED

Sometimes too many e-mails delineate demises of the vanishing breed — my peers. I sit back and close my eyes remembering the harvest of the years.

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DAWN SPEAK

It feels like the dawn is waiting for me — that it will not come ‘til I am ready to meet it. I look out the window to see where I I will greet the morning sky and say “I’ll … Continue reading

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

When I went walking in the lower latitudes I moved to recently I was surprised to see the sign: DO NOT FEED THE ALLIGATORS. I  began to feel so far away from where I’d been I was incredulous. There are … Continue reading

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EVERY DAY BEGUILES

When young I didn’t know about the years — that they speed by faster than expected. My agenda left some things neglected that later on I thought about with tears. Middle age did little to prepare me to deal well … Continue reading

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