Monthly Archives: December 2019

I Notice an Absence

I find myself in an awkward spot needing a friend all these years I avoided Unnecessary relationships was pleased to be solitary With my husband and my collections, p~aintings, gardens, buttons, tinsel, dog, a crowd of objects but useless now … Continue reading

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Make Up

As I get older I decide to wear cosmetics I hear that properly applied they will make me look Less wrinkled Almost rosy I have purchased an array of creams and powders at a salon, enchanted By promises of beauty … Continue reading

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Life Hacks

I have substitutes for activities Which are time consuming and expensive And of uncertain benefit First, rearrange furniture If you move a table it’s as good as psychoanalysis Buy something Anything It’s more satisfying than four years of college Get … Continue reading

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The Fall

Last week I tripped over a yellow extension cord In the garage While holding an assortment of cleaning supplies And a roll of paper towels Having washed my car inside and out Brisk is my middle name efficient is my … Continue reading

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I Am Good

I am a very thoughtful person All you have to do is Ask me And if I don’t have to get up off the sofa I am glad to oblige

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Married Life

You ask, what does it feel like to be married for 50 years an eternity To be with the same man But I think, not the same man at all First was the dreamy prophet in sandals Who I snatched … Continue reading

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Letter to Winter

Icy isn’t it As if I need more ways to fall What are you trying to do, you cold bitch? Kill me? Send me tumbling down the driveway Trip me up on a snowy rut Feet flying out, ass bouncing … Continue reading

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