Monthly Archives: January 2020

Train Travel

The best part of our trip to Florida Was the train It took two and a half days To travel from Pennsylvania Station to Miami Beach We had a roomette With fold down beds and A tiny bathroom At night … Continue reading

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Smile

My first husband Said I smiled too much So I tried to be cooler. He thought smiling people were shallow Unlike him. He had great depth Unlike me. For years every time I started to smile I would straighten out … Continue reading

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Landscapes

If you look at paintings a lot Which I do You find so many scenes of fields and Cities and mountains Because artists memorialize Places they have wandered with their easel and palette and Buyers want souvenirs of where they … Continue reading

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Growing Up

When I was a girl I never washed a dish Or did laundry Never mopped a floor My mother said Time enough for that when You are grown So I did no chores And never learned to cook, although Once … Continue reading

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Pool Time

Today I played in a pool with other women For an hour The water bubbled around us as We made waves, swam in circles. We wore bathing suits, all kinds Flowers and stripes and skirts Our hair got wet from … Continue reading

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Mother Love

I have a son and I have a daughter The lights of my life. If they needed a heart And mine was any good I swear they could have it. I might smoke cigarettes behind the shed with them And … Continue reading

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Lucky in Love

I have been very lucky I have never been in Unrequited love Sometimes a man didn’t love me but I didn’t love him first Sometimes I stopped loving a man and it took him A while longer to get on … Continue reading

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