Category Archives: Memoir

Objets d’Art

Why do I want more rugs when I’ve run out of floor And more paintings when I’ve run out of wall More lamps when I’ve run out of table? Today I bought three plates knowing I already have so many … Continue reading

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Life Coach

I am eager to give good advice, even Champing at the bit because I know just what you should do I was born to be your coach Your spiritual director I want to fill in your dance card And dictate … Continue reading

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Death

Writing about death is like homeopathy You do it in the hope That taking death in small doses Will reduce its impact, maybe Even help you accept death A little death essay here A death haiku there Trot out your … Continue reading

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Wisdom

You would think that Being seventy-five I would know things Have wise woman insights And discernment That I would not be subject to petty fears and confusion You would think that The specter of death just around the corner Would … Continue reading

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Clutter

I went through my clothes and threw away Everything I wore when I was fat and All the suits and fancy outfits from when I went to work Along with everything dowdy, worn out, stretched or pathetic I now have … Continue reading

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Credit Where Due

Sometimes when I hear Mothers say very seriously That their greatest achievement is their children I squirm inside In embarrassment for them After all I have children too Wonderful people, beautiful and kind and creative Smart and loving But children … Continue reading

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I Notice an Absence

I find myself in an awkward position In need of a friend Now, when for all these years I avoided Unnecessary relationships And was pleased to be alone With my husband and my cat and My collection of this and … 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, seduced By the promise of … 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 out Brisk is my middle name and efficient is my … Continue reading

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