Tag Archives: grief

A Beat With No Melody

    “…love’s not the song, but after— like the mute, remembered chorus of the rain      that stains the walk long after falling, or the lifeless stalk      still hoisting its head of grain.”   Winter haltingly segues into spring, the … Continue reading

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My Own Private Penguin

2016’s nine favorite stateside phone camera shots include nine geese-a-flying, six ports, four seasons (heavy on autumn), three states, two sunsets and sunrises, and one heart-shaped bivalve immobilized by the weight of burnished sand. At the center of my array … Continue reading

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Like a Burning Spear

It’s about 1:30 a.m. and I’m thirteen hours into a ten-hour trip in the dog days of August. I’m alone in the baby blue mom van, lost off a highway, pulled over in a dingy industrial park somewhere in Connecticut–either … Continue reading

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The Last Lap

  It was an unspeakably awful thing to say. After an exhausting and unnecessary verbal battle, the hospice’s medical director–who had been openly skeptical of my physician husband’s emphatic wish not to die in a hospital (at least when I … Continue reading

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