Monthly Archives: April 2020

Old Stories

One of the pleasures of life Is reading aloud To a little child Who still wants to look at the pictures And listens intently to every word Fascinated by the story In fact the same story that was read to … Continue reading

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Hair Woes

As more time passes I am developing an advanced case of Cockatoo hair It’s sticking straight up on top I mean I could tie a bow around it Which would look ridiculous On a grannie. I need a hat That … Continue reading

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Woke

I pride myself on being a good sleeper A real winner in the sleep contest With a shelf of trophies and blue ribbons, metaphorically speaking But once in a while I find myself Lying in bed awake Tired not tired … Continue reading

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Remedial Work

Sometimes you can feel a little unhappy Cranky without any particular reason Like you want to kick the cat for having whiskers Or yell at someone for breathing too loud. You know it’s not reasonable But you don’t care It’s … Continue reading

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Jungle Fever

As restless as I am sometimes I still resist change I want the exact same cream in my coffee The same scarf around my throat. I want my husband to love me just like He did forty years ago. I … Continue reading

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Music

I am not at all musical I can’t sing Or play an instrument except for a kazoo But when I was fifteen I had a boyfriend John Who was a classical guitarist He bicycled from Westchester to the Bronx every … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

After My first term of college I went home for Christmas. Got on the train in Baltimore Wearing a camel’s hair coat with cherry red scarf Feeling cheerful and independent Just like all the Carousing students on the train Done … Continue reading

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