Monthly Archives: June 2017

I’LL HAVE HIM ON MY MIND

Each day when dawn moves through our windows I am incredulous not so much for the sky parade of beauty but for the fact that I’m still here to take it in.   The sun set does the same for … Continue reading

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RAGE

Have I ever been really, really, really, angry​?   Maybe – I can’t recall.   Maybe I still get a bit angry – when the salt shaker won’t “salt” – when the toilet refuses to flush — when the TV … Continue reading

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A MODEST COMPLAINT

When background music ceases to be just that and assaults even normal ears it is time for somebody to shout and scream: “Turn it down!” But nobody does! Maybe nobody cares. Those with too much booze don’t care but not … Continue reading

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THE BAY WINDOW NEAR THE BAY

Our Bay Window faces an eastern shore.   This time of year when the sun moves north in journeys we can sit upon our sofa and see the sun rise bring in the morning.   Also, if we turn just … Continue reading

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TOOTH SWALLOWING

I HAD TO WAIT UNTIL I WAS OVER NINETY BEFORE I GOT STUCK ON AN ELEVATOR AND I HAD TO WAIT EVEN ANOTHER WEEK BEFORE I SWALLOWED MY FIRST TOOTH.   AND I DID IT UNAWARE UNTIL MY TONGUE INFORMED … Continue reading

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TRAUMA NEAR THE 7TH FLOOR

I never thought it would happen to me.   And my fate waited ‘til I was over 90 before it happened to me.   I was on my way to breakfast and was “taking” the elevator down to the first … Continue reading

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SOME OLD MAN’S THOUGHTS

I started to think about TIME and SPACE when I was quite young.   I believe most of us do.   “What was there before time?” “If space ends, what’s beyond it?”   I thought I would have some answers … Continue reading

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Hummmmmmmmmm

“Hummmmmmmmmm”   That is how her email began.   WHEN I’M NO LONGER HERE is the poem that she’s responding to and it was her effort to be kindly but truthful.   She may be a tad younger than I … Continue reading

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SEA DUTY

The old vet who had 30 years in the Navy asked me how much sea duty I had had when I was in.   I had been stationed in Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn.   I hesitated , and then … Continue reading

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