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The Journey

The needle in your weary legs

and you relax at last 

your breathing slows your head

set down upon the pillowed floor.


Your eyes so calm and soft

your chest unfurls as you set sail

a final breath or two a gentle wind 

and then your journey made and done.

 

I want my Isabelle

Driving home after leaving Isabelle at the hospital for a bone biopsy to confirm what I already know in my heart, I am left with all...

Getting Bad News

Isabelle, my sweet beautiful golden retriever, who shares a birthday with my husband, turned twelve this year. When people ask me how old...

At the Edge of the World

The surface is so still birds float like rubber ducks in a bath. Bobbing gently. Hundreds of them black and shiny in the October sun....

It's been a bit

It seems like forever since I last wrote or posted anything on this site and for that I apologize. I have always been a great starter....

Winter in April

TS Eliot says "April is the cruelest month". I choose to think otherwise. Yes it can be cold, and it can snow, and it can rain, and gray...

Spring

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Death is a Song

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Saying Goodbye to Griffin

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Cassiopea

I am basking in a warm sun, watching magnificent clouds that spit rain at random moments, turquoise water so blue it seems unreal, and a...

Morning Coffee

Standing in line at Starbucks, where I go out of desperation for my morning coffee, I watch the elderly gentleman ahead of me placing his...

Eggs

all rounded in life it is that we start as eggs and end as dust or begin with a yolk full of rich, sweet, golden nectar encased by the...

2/22/22

Today is my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. I'll admit I'm surprised I am here. It is hard to imagine that twenty-five years have come...

Vacation Jitters

The last time I was on a plane was over two years ago. I flew to England for a conference on aesthetics and health and then spent a week...

Happy Valentine's Day

Oh my heart. From broken to unexpectedly full. Four days ago I was preparing to put down my old dog, Griffin, to stop the suffering of...

SOS

Soft white snow a confection of clean covers the dark mud cracked river of today and tomorrow another flood or fire or storm the costly...