Monthly Archives: March 2023

A Soggy Year

When I was young, I knew when rain would fall.It started late November every year,in earnest, and the next two months were allconsistently precipitating. Clearwas rare – I wore no suede and had to smearwith waterproofing liquids all my boots.This … Continue reading

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The evidence could wreak hysteria.We shouldn’t tell the public what we found –their panic would pervade each area where people congregate and rumors mound.And anyway, the bioscience needssupport from governors – the funds redound to buy campaigns and research that … Continue reading

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Down Time

It took some time but now we think I caughtthe virus that infected both my kids,their mates and children. Less than they, not fraughtwith symptoms, my assessment just forbidsexertion, chill or company. The thoughtof leaving home repels. I’ll rest eyelidsand … Continue reading

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I’ve modified behavior now and then –eschewing sugar, cannabis, the pills.And I’ve received congratulations whenI mention or describe foregoing ills.Self-deprecation blooms in my reply –It wasn’t all that hard – I’d had enough,was how I felt, I mentioned with a … Continue reading

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Continuing to disagree with whatthey choose to do in landscaping out front(I neither view nor use that garden, butI wish they had more taste), their latest stuntincludes more agapanthus, to be blunt,than any drought-resistant quadrant needs.And even so, they puddled … Continue reading

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Diminution Notice

Alive now 16 years in widowhood,and doing better than we thought she would(with sedentary habits, smoking, stress,we’ve been astounded at her heartiness,and some opine she’s too mean for the dark –she’ll send the Reaper packing, with a bark),I see her … Continue reading

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The station seemed unclean, as did the trainI boarded Saturday a week ago.The weather was inclement – chilly rain.The passengers were sodden, rags on showand bags abundant. Homeless they appeared,exhausted and not loud at 10 a.m.Nobody bothered me or acted … Continue reading

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You must’ve done it – blown up a balloon,and as you let the air whoosh out again,you stretch to squeeze the opening, and soona shrieking scream escapes – an awful din.Some laugh and others wincing then beginto block their ears. … Continue reading

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Tending to Ending

“It ends so often badly,” was the phrase.I heard it recently, or maybe readthe syllables, but ever since it playsrecurrently, a worm inside my head,a view I don’t dispute. In truth I dreada bad decline. I plan to exerciseas many … Continue reading

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Eye Exam

I don’t mind eye exams, but I’d avoiddilating drops forever if I could.By consequential glare I am annoyed,and though I know the doctor needs a goodlook in the orb – because the likelihoodof problem is increased, by age conveyed –for … Continue reading

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