Author Archives: Monica

Invitation to Evil

Invitation to Evil The lie at center stage occupies expanding space extremities weaken, norms crumble foundations totter, unsupported the ground folds back upon itself                  in blood-red ribbons the brain reels as unreality repeated rules unchecked.

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Winter Memory

Daytime High Arctic ice crusts the inside length of the cabin door. The ancient space heater sputters. We dress quickly in the cold seeking a hot morning meal before venturing into magic, the landscape of Yellowstone – – standing lodgepoles … Continue reading

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One More Beautiful Voice in Doggie Heaven

We said good-bye to our beautiful collie dog Beau last week.  As usual, Beau was in charge.  He refused food for six days and rested on the seventh. We had time the evening before and morning of to caress him … Continue reading

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Change in Charge

Change in Charge Lament your loss or treasure your gain To me it’s all the same Can’t slow me down or get in my way I’m with you now and every day constant companion, like it or not moving together, … Continue reading

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The Poop Stays Put?!

New Age Swim Diapers or And the Poop Stays Put?! No regular diapers like yesterday with newfangled ones the pee finds its way The pee finds its way, you know, flows through but the poop stays put where you want … Continue reading

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Lost Canyon Adventure

After graduating from college in California, we moved to Michigan, where my husband started law school.  The weather there is bitterly cold in winter and so hot in summer that life doesn’t seem worth living (before the days of universal … Continue reading

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Resolved: I Will Be Ruthless

Resolved: I Will Be Ruthless or The Ruthless Reptile Sheds her Skin No crime drama just an aging woman’s search for herself abandoned on the shifting shore of accommodation lost in the dryer with the single sock neglected in the … Continue reading

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Call me Cheepy

Names are Important I recognized at the age of three that names are important. The names you are given, and, especially, the names you choose for yourself.  Others demonstrate respect and caring by honoring your choices, even when ridiculous. For … Continue reading

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Elixir of Ornery Moose

October 2016 It’s rifle hunting season in the Colorado mountains.  We – that includes dogs – wear orange clothing and patrol our mountain property, hoping to protect our moose, deer, elk, and bear.  Two weeks ago, during moose archery and … Continue reading

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Completion

Complete Me I am incomplete without: the red fox who shadows my tracks leaving prints and pee everywhere but hiding himself from sight; the moose whose blackness fades from view behind a tree; the grizzly who announces his displeasure at … Continue reading

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