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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 I sit up to see where the stars have been replaced by vast extensions of light.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...
Refiner

Refiner

It appears on the outside that all is well but there is much on the inside no one can tell One wears her burden on her face but another wears it well with grace We never know what the day may bring but we would do well to remember one thing The one who is hurting...
The Pumpkins Are Going to Make It

The Pumpkins Are Going to Make It

I think the pumpkins are going to make it this year. There must be enough in the neighborhood to keep the squirrels eating courses, traveling from house to house like we’ve always wanted to do ourselves: first course at Winnie’s, second at Connelly’s , third at...
Waiting

Waiting

I wake in the night. I lay quietly for a while hoping sleep will set in. Out of the corner of my eye I see slow, intermittent sparks of light pass the window. It feels at this hour as if I have access to other worldly powers. I lay in the silence for some time,...
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