I Did It When I Could

I guess it’s a rule you should walkby 12 months, maybe 18, certainlybefore a second birthday.Bills are due when they’re duebut can be paid after thatwith consequences.Mother couldn’t imagine getting upwithout immediately brushing teethbut teeth didn’t dissolve before breakfast.All kinds […]

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Gratitude

Friends who careNeat pieces not seen for yearsappearing in drawers to empty.The opportunity to figure out just whatmy choice in decor is looking for shower curtainsin Target.A kind moving man who knowshow the patio lock should workand thinks to tell […]

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Separated

An end and a beginning,a death and a life.Small-town mores,family values – and taboos —yell no!, demand perseverance.Still, another path exists,a frightful one, a path that feelslike failure, like not-good-enough.Yet I know I’ve tried for years,I’ve sacrificed my self-esteemon the […]

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