Monthly Archives: January 2020

In Sickness

My husband is in bed and it’s only afternoon. He is sick Coughing with a heavy dose of malaise He got up late and Shuffled around the house Looking forlorn In his underpants and socks Nobody is as miserable as … Continue reading

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Pet Desires

I want a Maine coon cat so big that I can hardly pick it up And two little dogs with pointy ears and A Polish chicken with funny head feathers I want a pony and a miniature donkey I desperately … Continue reading

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Saga of a Friendship

I have a friend of Almost fifty years We are different in lots of ways But what we have in common is We like the exact same men But luckily not at the same time. It’s a little complicated. She … Continue reading

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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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