Category Archives: Poems

D-Day June 6, 1944 – 75th Anniversary

The beginning of the end of World War II… When I last posted for D-Day, I used web photos.  Couldn’t find mine, taken 20 years ago.  Turns out I had placed them in an album.  What a concept! Here are … Continue reading

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This big, beautiful, astonishing Earth – Day

Moose tracks in dirt or snow and knotholes in pine – We are all connected to each other and to this beautiful place we call home. Let’s celebrate. 2 poems from Songs for a Beloved Friend, Poems and Essays for … Continue reading

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Losing a Dog

The Loss of a Dog The loss of a dog claws open the heart; time’s flimsy patch papers, forever scratches and bleeds. The loss of a dog spawns belly screams choked into silence by social nicety gulped down by unsatisfied … Continue reading

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Are We Un-Evolving?

Are We Un-Evolving? Head down, eyes occupied with intimate moments on tiny screens, we no longer stand upright and fail to notice the menace approaching, fangs bared and posture threatening, ready to pounce and do us in. Senses overcome from … Continue reading

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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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