Tag Archives: Gratitude

Irony

Even with the best teacher I took decades to unlearn How not to love myself. Now, with this fat belly This grey hair These weak hands Joints quivering at the mere thought Of descending morning stairs… Now my beauty flares … Continue reading

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Open (Sonnet)

You teach me how to love my weaknesses Because they let you in, like sunlight through A broken branch high in the forest makes A spot where seeds can germinate anew. Too much false strength in my old independence Attracted … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Sonnet

On Summer days when I was young and free, I lay in grassy fields and breathed in words. I never noticed you were there with me, Not any more than I observed the birds. When soon in time I learned … Continue reading

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Finding a Voice

I wasn’t born without a voice, you know; I once had joy and anger, song and more. In fact, it took them many years to show Me how to stuff them to a tiny core. Those silenced voices claimed my … Continue reading

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A Photograph Taken in Cambridge

Light lies slant Having crept between the curtains To make much of dark wood and butternuts To make one small photograph glow– We two stood against a low wall in Cambridge Not seeing the beloved of our son Fix our … Continue reading

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First Times (sonnet)

So many precious first times I recall That no one moment overshadows all; The first electric touch of your warm hand, The swift connection neither of us planned. We gave each other everything we had So early our behavior seemed … Continue reading

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Thank-you Note to My Husband

Yesterday you hung red curtains In this room where I write and rest Electrodes buzzing away pain. You travel through chill air Rumble down fast highways Careful eyes preserving you for me. When the October sun emerges The room glows … Continue reading

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