Monthly Archives: May 2020

Death-O-Vision

I have been reading obituaries Where the bereaved write She’ll wait for me in heaven He’s watching out for me from paradise. I suppose These sentiments just Get you through the sadness And you say those things Even if you … Continue reading

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Alone, With Cookies

Sad to say I am still alone Baking cookies or whatever For nobody I am not sniveling I am brave in my isolation Like a pugnacious dog Yapping at myself in the mirror. After the cookies cool I Fill my … Continue reading

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My Judge

I called him my judge Because when I was a law clerk Getting him coffee Researching his opinions Following him as he went in and out of the courtroom In his black robes I adored him He was brilliant, a … Continue reading

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Retirement

Yesterday was one of those gray days My mind was a bit foggy. Ankles stiff I turned the lamps on early And made cookies. Before I retired I used to sit at a desk all day reading Cases and researching … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

My mother was like a starlet kidnapped into a peasant family Tall with blood red fingernails. My father was the homely wood-cutter awed By his captive. I was the daughter Having inherited flat feet and myopia From my father And … Continue reading

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Passing Cold

So cold today With an Arctic blast fast approaching Driving me inside to Bide with all the green things I meant to plant And now I can’t. What has nature wrought I wonder? None of us is fit to brave … Continue reading

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Advice

All I can advise is Avoid the void Nothing to it really. Unavoidably the void will be my Undoing And yours too. Nothing we can do to avoid that. Let’s zero in on avoidance then since No more valid response … Continue reading

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Critiques

I had no idea how much A critique of my poems would irritate me I mean, I expected some negativity For heavens sake But now that I’m reading the comments I am pissed off By every critic’s obvious inability To … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Gardening

Another day digging in the dirt Cold out but I didn’t feel it Because the sun was shining and I was hard at work I saw my snake again This time on the other side of the path In different … Continue reading

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Haikus

The lake is choppy Wind blows the waves into froth I take the trash out. ******************** I swear by love, death Is there a third thing maybe? If so I forget. ******************** Ignore me please folks I am uneasy with … Continue reading

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