Tag Archives: memoir

First Christmas

  It’s still dark out when Annie wakes. She didn’t mean to fall asleep. She meant to stay up all night, or at least long enough to hear reindeer hooves on the sloping roof of her house. The chimney is … Continue reading

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And the Living Was Easy…

A little burble in honor of July 4th, and the magic of summer. 🙂   Sunshine paints the grass with gold; Near the beach gate, lilies with open throats Welcome bees seeking pollen. Somewhere in the distance, a radio plays; … Continue reading

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The Ones We Miss

Thinking a lot today about people I’ve lost. My mother-in-law, my dad. These are for them.   Absence (for Mama) There is a shape to loss; An outline in the air, A gap in things where you used to fit. … Continue reading

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…And Flights of Angels…

Last night I went to a memorial for a friend. I hadn’t seen him in years, though we’d talked a fair amount recently on the phone. I met him back in 1980-something, when I was a college kid going to … Continue reading

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