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Local(e) Benefits

How fortunate I feel for living here.Not only does this cottage suit my soul,but I selected gentle atmosphere,away from floodplains, chosen with a goalof walking where I need, with merchants near,and thus with timing under my control.You’ve heard me advocate … Continue reading

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Poor Baby

On Tuesdays I commute, to lend a handwith work I’ve done for half a century.My brain’s still functional – I understandthe guts of a consulting industry.But he whom I support has got to beat home in isolation (Covid’s way).So I … Continue reading

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NY Puzzle

I like a jigsaw puzzle, but my placeis less than half a thousand of square feet.I only have one table in the space,and puzzle pieces cover its completerectangle surface in the present case(1,000-piece is twice what would be meet).But it’s … Continue reading

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Foolish Fortune

The final jobs were finished yesterday,resurfacing the bulk in front of me.They hung the entry lights and the displayof house address and mostly, finally,the box where mail is put for them and me.Of course they chose all wrong: house numbers … Continue reading

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Moving a Book

Three years ago a book I bought arrived,assembled by some family and boundin vibrant colors for the folks who strivedto show support, or loved the art they found,that issued from the mind of someone downedby injury to brain and drawing … Continue reading

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Suddenly Idle

The family I visit twice a week,and overnight with Fridays, as a rule,announced a little trip. They’re off to seeksome fun – they’re taking time from work and school.That means I’ve no commute across the bay,no toddler tax upon my … Continue reading

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Separate But Equal

When I complain about this H.O.A.to friends and members of my familywho live in houses, they will often sayhow glad they are they’re dwelling separately.I counter that the price I willing payfor my location comes with density(but I’ve the garden … Continue reading

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Residence Presence

We had a lovely visit, but I longto be at home enjoying overcast.I didn’t eat enough – my hunger’s strong –and then I woke too early. I will fastanother 90 minutes, till I’m pastthe trolley, train, and bus I need … Continue reading

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Deconstruction

They plan to take the scaffolding a dayfrom now. We’ve waited almost patiently.Tomorrow we’ll enjoy reverse-delay –they’ll come a day before they promised me.They’ll disassemble tubes and cart awaythe netting, planks, and ladders. Then we’ll seethe work my neighbors suffered … Continue reading

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Trespassers

I love this garden cottage. I’m amused by squirrel antics, possum lethargy, and even skunks at foraging. I’m used to raccoon noises and temerity. And I adore the doors of glass I see, but I might need a threshold tall … Continue reading

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