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It’s the last day of school.  For the year.  And for me the last day forever.  I’ve been here for forty-five years and only four of those as a student.  I stand here now in the main hallway before the … Continue reading

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voices 19

      I got the job driving that train in 1917.   There wasn’t many men around then with the war going on and all.  I was sixteen and lied about my age and the man at the station … Continue reading

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voices 23

In late August, after school was already back in session, I continued to mow the lawns on Adams Street. The rest of the summer crew was gone; all back to their colleges or football practice, so I had the whole … Continue reading

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Voices 21

I didn’t think I’d be able to stay here after John died.   I thought I’d be scared at every noise I heard.  Every creak of old board in the heat or in the wind.  I thought I’d tough it … Continue reading

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Voices

I thought it would never be over.   I just assumed that this was the way that life would always be.  There would be those around me who would work to ostracize me, to ignore and willfully understand me and … Continue reading

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Early morning post, March 8, 2018

  Walk quietly into the early morning And be expectant There are secrets here That will reveal themselves The dreams of men and women All of whom are gone on now Who once lived behind these doors Are bright in … Continue reading

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Waking

  After dinner she left the house through the back door and walked to the alley and past the old apple trees and surveyed the pasture before her and found the old path.  There was only a whisper of the … Continue reading

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Here’s an Oldie

But a goodie . . . .   She walks through the snow as if walking through time The storm had covered all, erasing the present Yesterday’s litter, this year’s rust, the cracks in the pavement All gone under white … Continue reading

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  This new breeze is one for melting A last breath of winter It lilts over the ravaged soil like a song And daylight lingers long The grass on the shoulder of the lane Looks greener and the jonquils Have … Continue reading

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evening poem, March 6, 2018

  What song would we sing tonight? Now, when the days end in sunlight And we see children’s toys again on the lawns And all of twilight’s chill is gone Bicycles on the street Neighbors who meet . We’ll relax … Continue reading

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