When the Visit’s Over

Sitting and stewing  Adds weight on The mind. When the past babies Now grown adults Leave There is loss. With fortitude Beat the doldrums. It helps to pamper yourself By snuggling up with A book and hot orange spice tea With honey, of course, Or tromping in the healing forest With your faithful dog, OrContinue reading “When the Visit’s Over”


Sitting with a good friend, Kay laughed at the memory of how she used to sharpen her nails into little points and apply iridescent pink polish to them.  “You wore nail polish?” he said, looking at her now jagged nails. “That was when I had more time,” Kay said, looking down and balling her hands.Continue reading “Realization”