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We Carry Them Within Our Bones

We Carry Them Within Our Bones

We carry them within our bones. It’s no surprise we hear them in our voices. We carry them within our eyes. It’s no surprise we see their faces in our own reflections. We carry them within our hands and it’s no surprise, for they long carried us. I can hear my...
Lunch “Hour” with the Pets

Lunch “Hour” with the Pets

I really thought I was getting this down to a science… Walk in back door. Feed Fannie, carry Sam outside. Let him sniff. Move fast to add second load of wash. Leash Fannie. Grab baggies and treats as Fannie flings jubilantly around ankles and prances out the...
Revelation At Dusk

Revelation At Dusk

It is not love wrapping its wooly fleece around my shoulders that wakes me It is not the bouquet of flowers left at the door that enters my thoughts It is not the knowing look in another’s eyes, giving my existence a sense of meaning, that crosses my mind. No, it is...
A Picture of Strength and Beauty

A Picture of Strength and Beauty

All the leaves fell off my spindly eighteen year old hibiscus after being jolted by the cold a couple weeks ago. I thought it was over for sure this time. But this plant has survived so much. Todd carried it back to the basement for its third winter there. The ol’ guy...
Gentle Landing

Gentle Landing

Soft and supple, the sweet scent of summer, the lingering taste of spring. I sit up to see where the stars have been replaced by vast extensions of light. Fingers unfurl from fists, fears tucked away in the daylight slipping out in the night until I pull the sheet...
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