Monday, February 13, 2017

Friends you hear from at Christmas or afterwards

Don't you hate it when long ago, 
far away friends
email you when 
your annual Christmas greeting card doesn't show.
You want to email back and say,  "No,  I'm not dead."

Monday, January 23, 2017

It's on the list.

It's one of those topics you address on Monday.  

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Unvetted Venting

Some things I write about because
I need to get the "whatever" out of my system.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Looking through years of undated files of family photos,  I notice,  time blends.  

Monday, January 16, 2017

Adding the Niceties

At eighty-five, She loves life - lives life.
And takes a lot of meds with side effects to do it.

Fashion clothing She wears.   Beauty shop of Fridays.
Fresh flowers always on the dining room table.
Roast beef dinners with carmeled carrots.
Cakes for every birthday.   
Not make do.

When She was twelve she picked potatoes in the fields
Along with all her other chores, to buy things
Out of Penny's catalog.
Clothes for herself and and her siblings.
Dotted Swiss fabric for curtains she knew how to sew.
Made to brighten her family's farmhouse living room.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


The elderly man at the check out line has in his cart 
a large bag of peanuts in the shell,  that is all.
Is this his dinner,  or is he feeding the squirrels?