Category Archives: Philosophy

Re(medi)ality

I watched you take yourself off nicotine,abruptly and without a backward slip.I witnessed when you altered your routine,eliminating alcohol with grace.It’s true your sister tried to intervene;a few of us made comments that you heard.But you cold-turkey quit. What do … Continue reading

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It’s How You Choose

It’s how you choose and what you juxtaposethat meet the mark of creativity.It isn’t training or proclivity –it’s how you choose. The gear you use, the medium that shows?They never matter much, but entropyand affectation lead to travesty.It’s how you … Continue reading

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Mothering a Grownup

I didn’t ask him if he got the job.I knew he’d tell me when the news was good.And if it wasn’t, then I wouldn’t robhim of his cheerful mood. My mother would,and she’d excuse her question. She would fobit off … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago

Four years ago, when tragedy befell, I flew to her support, and didn’t know a way to ease her pain or make him well. Four years ago. I simply stood beside her. I could show my love no other way. … Continue reading

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Octad

I’m trying not to think ahead too much — indeed that habit only makes me fret. While thoughtfulness is fine, I need to clutch the Covid lesson, so I don’t forget to live each day in present tense, and let … Continue reading

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Validation

The ego strokes for which you lust are gossamer at best. They’ll scatter light as cotton dust and clutter up your nest. A testimonial can blur assessment of yourself. Awards will tarnish and confer congestion on your shelf. The finest … Continue reading

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Civility

The longer I’m alive, the more I know the quality I value most of all. It isn’t seeking love or leisure’s slow procession, and I’m not in money’s thrall. I treasure courtesy. What makes me glow is thoughtfulness, consideration. Maul … Continue reading

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Stupid Moves

Coronavirus sent me to my room,of course increasing time alone for me.I got away sometimes, or met by Zoomand FaceTime, but there were more hours freefor solitaire – I went from one to threea day, amassing undefeated streaks.I learned to … Continue reading

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Responses to a Threatened Tantrum

As usual, she teemed with empathy –the feelings of her little boy were strong.She turned her No to Yes, the moment he (the father) warned the kid that he was wrongto argue – if continued, they would stopthe storybook, and … Continue reading

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Dominance

The only living things I kill are fliesand ants and other bugs I find withinmy house, that whine in ears or bite my skin.And as I tissue-hasten their demise,I think a slight apology. My sighsare small – for sure my … Continue reading

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