Category Archives: relationships

Stoned on Beauty

I saw something intoxicatingly beautiful recently and it reminded me of a book I read years ago.  An old-timey book written in flowery language in the 1800s. The story is a memoir about the author as a young girl living … Continue reading

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A Christmas Ornament

It’s December 1993. My dad’s in the hospital. His cancer’s returned. It’s not looking good for him. I’m at home decorating my Christmas tree. I placed all the ornaments on the branches just so, each one reminding me of something … Continue reading

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A Sky Full of Crows

Had a rough night.  My woes and the woes of the world seemed to be in bed with me. When I woke up, the morning was cool and sunny so I decided to take a long walk.  Walk off the … Continue reading

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Wind

It’s a windy, cloudy day. I love wind. I was just out in the front yard, under my big camphor tree, sitting back in my Adirondack chair looking up at the tops of skinny old oaks that swayed back and … Continue reading

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The Florida Room

Just back from  a poetry discussion group at my library. My first time.  I’ve been trying to fill my calendar with interesting stuff to help me get over my latest relationship bust.  According to the Google gods I’ve got six … Continue reading

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Cirrus Clouds

Boy, yesterday was brutal. Was doing so well with my break-up, then BOOM. Cried out a ton of memories. It was a zombie day. Good for nuthin’ but tears. In better shape today. Took myself to the community pool this … Continue reading

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The Oak Leaf

I was about to open my fridge yesterday– the door’s like a big bulletin board– cute magnets, family pics, pizza phone numbers. Covered with stuff I rarely take the time to look at. All of a sudden I saw a … Continue reading

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The First Few Days

I’m watching ballet on PBS tonight. He knows I love ballet. He’s probably watching it and thinking of me. Like I’m thinking of him thinking of me.  But maybe not. Maybe he’s asleep. He always pooped out early watching PBS … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Poem

I touched the moon; it was soft and dusty. I knew it would be. Susan Cowart Norbut 1992

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Voyeur

Back from the neighborhood pool. There’s a married couple there who are regulars. Nice folks. He’s a friendly whale, talks to everyone, swims to ease his back troubles.  She’s big and beautiful, long auburn braid; placid, patient, smiling. I like … Continue reading

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