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Earthly Angels

  Amid the numbness and the chaos, Angels soon appear. Family and friends surround With words she needs to hear.   “You’re really smart.” “You have great skills.” “You’ll beat this, we feel sure.” “We’ll help you any way we … Continue reading

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Unemployed

  The call was unexpected – the message devastating. The company is laying off employees with no waiting.   She’s stupefied… she’s mortified… she’s terrified, as well! Is this a sickly joke on her, or is she now in Hell? … Continue reading

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Lines – A Poem

Lines from the soul Etched on the skin – Carved from the joys and The sorrows within.   Life through the years Has furrowed the face That once showed a smooth, Supple mask in its place.   Gone is the … Continue reading

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Windy Snow – Poem

It’s colder than heck –
Below 10 degrees.
Try breathing outside – you’ll just drop to your knees. Continue reading

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Waiting

Waiting for phone calls to be returned. Waiting for assessment by psychiatrist and counselor. Waiting for assessment by doctors and nurses. Waiting for assessment by Adult Protective Services. Waiting for assessment by Veterans Affairs. Waiting for next scheduled visit to … Continue reading

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A Living Nightmare

Father Dementia Mind disappearing faster Anger at the loss Unable to deal with the anger Aggression Violence Confusion Denial Emotional anguish Exhaustion beyond capacity A living nightmare   Mother Surgery Fragile Physical pain Watching lover of 60 years transform and … Continue reading

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The Poet and the Reader

  The poet writes the tune she hears Within her heart and head. The sound perceived by reader’s soul May track a different thread.   The poet sings of moon and stars That bring new life to love. The reader … Continue reading

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Do-Over: Re-Living the Playground (aka – Re-Living the Playground with Granddaughter – aka – Re-Living the Playground Anew – aka – Living the Playground Anew)

The swing looks so inviting / To fly – to fly – up high. . . / “Push harder, grandawn. Watch me now / Reach up and touch the sky.” Continue reading

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Re-Living the Playground

The swing looks so inviting / To fly – to fly – up high. . . / The seat is pinching my behind / When it wraps around my thigh. Continue reading

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“She” in the Mirror

Who is this ancient in the mirror? / Where did she come from? / She wasn’t there yesterday. Continue reading

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