Saturday, November 16, 2019

Are You Ready?

We were not.

We were not quite ready 

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let go of each other.

After a phone call from the lab

reporting a "suspicion of cancer"


laughed at the silly stories we tell each

looked out the frosty kitchen window

to admire 

the ordinary finch pecking at the dead flowers

in the broken pots

and we looked up into the black canvas

of night

to discover that

the stars were 



Thank you for all your emails. All is well.




Sunday, November 10, 2019

I Found it 40 Years Ago

Los Angeles - Boston - Minneapolis

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 All these cities have been where 

we've lived.

But no matter when the time comes


we will no longer

be together

you will always be


forever home.

To my husband.