Tag Archives: hope

Scarlet Skies

December 11, 2021 Yesterday was the eleventh birthday my husband should have had here, with us, in the traditional way. It has not become more comprehensible that he was not. Yet somehow he is no more and no less present … Continue reading

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Vanished Air

  . . . you are much more than simply dead/  I am a dish for your ashes / I am a fist for your vanished air….                           … Continue reading

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Spring Forward, Fall Back Down

  “Spring forward, fall back down…” I know, I know: it couldn’t be much more wintry in New England. It’s a balmy -6 degrees, enhanced by an order of magnitude for those who dally with windchill.  Boston had its highest … Continue reading

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Flying Lessons

It’s fledgling season. Fledge, as a transitive verb, means: “(1)  To rear until ready for flight or independent activity; (2)  To furnish with feathers.” Tiny birds burst out of bushes at fender level, lifting by milliseconds out of oncoming cars’ paths. … Continue reading

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