Saving One For Another Time

I was trying to create a piece about my brother. It’s in draft form and not finished. There’s too much to say, and I wanted to write a poem. I’ve spent two days trying to put memories in words. Some so painful that I had to set my notebook down and walk away;  distracting my…

Finally

I’ve been busy all week and there’s lots to do in my house. But, guess where I am??  The birds are chirping, there’s not a cloud in the sky, the sun is directly overhead, I can see tufts of green grass, there’s an abundance of buds on the trees, my tulips are sprouting, the neighbors…

Sisters

There is nothing like them. They are always there for each other.  They never stay mad at each other. They laugh so hard they can’t contain themselves. They band together to tackle projects or problems. They have a blast no matter what they do or where they are. They love each other. Always. They are…

A Deer Surprise

I wake up. Sweating. Heart pounding. A visualization in my head that was impossible to shake. A scenario that sickens me. What if it really would happen? Could it happen right this very moment? I had to get up, get up and sit in the safety of my trusty recliner. I looked out the window…

How Will She Survive?

It’s only day three. My friend, Barb is the caretaker. She has been waiting on her husband hand and foot. He is the patient; a horrible, terrible, patient. But we have to cut him some slack because his brain in not 100% back to normal. Day one. Barb and I took her husband home from the hospital after having brain surgery.…

My Grandpa

I remember…………… His warm, piercing blue eyes His advice about guys Watching the Cubs; he was such a fan Admiring his Fedora; such a sign of a man Listening to the Polish language he spoke Eyeing his fat cigar and smelling the smoke Shaving his face when he was unable Playing checkers on the brown,…

Just a Thought

Shoes – They are one of the first things I notice on a person. I’m very choosy when I shop for them. I wonder what others think when I wear them. Do they provide an insight into one’s personality? I think so. Can shoes tell us is someone is an introvert, extrovert, liberal, conservative, emotionally…