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for Leonard Cohen – November 10

11.10.2016 There was a child named Bernadette, Leonard told us of her long ago   She saw the queen of heaven once while Susanne took her the way to go   Your priesthood raised from in your soul distant longings … Continue reading

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I’ve been waiting today – September 7

9.7.2016 I’ve been waiting today for the leaves to start their fall, for the littlest gold yellow bits to sprinkle across the garden even while the humidity of late summer drags and pulls   it’s a wait I can wait … Continue reading

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figure of speech – August 21

8.21.2016 a voice on the phone says hello I have your results   all is normal all is well, benign no change   a weight disappears that I thought was only a figure of speech.   literal lift, lightness of … Continue reading

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you get one day – August 2

8.2.1016 you get one day at a time   to do what you can   or are gifted to do   by the grace of God   and that’s enough. ——————–

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the cover and the blessings – June 27

6.27.2016 saturday afternoon rain straight rows off the overhang   while we sit safe in our cave on the porch   like our ancestors who looked out from under   stone outcroppings and gave thanks for both   the cover … Continue reading

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backyard smiles – May 30

5.30.2016 voices and smiles spread throughout the back yard while brats grill beer foams and the family connects.   people gave their lives so that we could do this and not have to look out for secret police bad banditos … Continue reading

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walking fresh powder – February 5

2.5.2016 walking fresh powder each step deliberate firm, attention paid to the squeak of snow the grasp of cleat   the ribbed pattern of the one or two who’ve been ahead, the curved give-way of a snow shoe   an … Continue reading

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cutting clear – February 2

2.2.2016 falling flakes bring joy, crisp air filled with dances of angels   spirits seen and unseen as of old father winter mother snow   shining diamond edges reaching out to cut my lethargy clear. ———————–

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For Matthew – December 7

12.7.2015 I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m Darth Vader. He leapt off the moving truck into the arms of a lifelong friend.   Golden boy swinging, legs pointed high like his heart and aspirations.   Grown man reaching reaching to speak a … Continue reading

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telling stories – September 17

9.17.2015 telling stories gives perspective   on what you thought you were doing when you did it   what you see now that there’s distance   and a moment to say thank you   for it all. ——————

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