“Life returns .. “

~ Life returns .. I thought as I looked at the red veins in the ear of the very old fellow ahead [ “These are my wings .. “ she thought ~ as she deftly caught and slid over the … Continue reading

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That Summer With the Flootes

  It was the last summer of my mother’s life, though no one knew it at the time. I was ten years old. My mom and dad and baby Paulie had recently moved to a house in Orchard Heights, a … Continue reading

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The Road Taken

         Sitting on a shelf by my desk in a tiny brown frame is a one inch by two inch photo. It’s known as a studio proof, taken on graduation day by a cunning professional photographer in … Continue reading

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Tremors

I bounded down to the Savoy late last night in sherry-coloured leather jacket, white scarf smartly knotted at my neck There a party girl, very pretty, gestured from a far table to tell me I’m too late but after, comes … Continue reading

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The Pardon

    The game was over. The Baltimore Orioles had won 5 to 3 over Detroit, and there I was, standing with my husband and some other fans by the wide double doors of Tiger Stadium where we were told … Continue reading

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jae Meditation

~ [ relax completely ] [ think the words ] [ each completes a slow breath: ] Empty Natural Empty Natural Supple as a babe As subtly direct Still In acceptance of the case Tongue to the roof of the … Continue reading

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They Don’t Complain ..

~ ~ Or, Lost Lagoon, at Christmastime: The Christmas tree made out of the fountain is a shabby decoration and quite out of place with its glitter and gleaming lights At sundown, before supper, one of the days it did … Continue reading

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Knowing My Son

This is a poem by my daughter Sarah, published last week in ‘The Antigonish Review’ To read other poems by Sarah, check with the July, 2013 archive I think I might not know my son.           … Continue reading

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How To Make A Smoke Ring

My year at the Faculty did not begin well. It was in the second week of the term when the signs appeared on the glass of the front door, the walls of the cafeteria, and what was once the little … Continue reading

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