On The Market

Multiple Listing Service realtor agreement signed Cleaning ladies did their best Sisters worked like Hercules to clear the last of the "stuff" - remnants of a life The listing posted and a bittersweet flood washed over me. As usual I have two roles in this whole business. On one hand I am called The Estate … Continue reading On The Market

Lists

Where do you begin? Where does it all end? What does it all mean? We stood there the day after Looking at each other Them looking at me to lead them Asking what to do Where to start How do I know the answer? What thought process do I go through to figure it all … Continue reading Lists

Get Over It

She was always waiting for the Lord to return to get us all out of this messy world. As sick as she was this past week she never said she was planning to beat him to the punch and leave before he got back to take all of us. Knowing that we are just temporary … Continue reading Get Over It

I Saw Myself

I saw myself today 30 years ago a newlywed In that cabin across the river Where I sat for hours watching the currents sweep over the boulders Time spent with my lover in solitude and adventure with dreams of the future and contented pleasure. I saw myself today 20 years ago a mom of two … Continue reading I Saw Myself

Sanity Returns

Muddled vision blurred by irrational thoughts and ideas replaced with sparkling Clarity The gears slow to an even rhythm The whirring and whizzing of rapidly changing thoughts reach a steady state Rapid fire words and reactions and emotions ride an even keel of tempered conversations and deep thought Images and frequencies normalize into reality Like … Continue reading Sanity Returns

Waiting For Sanity

Beep Click Voices — strained to cheery Rolling wheels — gurney, wheelchair Doors open then close then open again Medicinal soap A peanut on the floor under the brochure table Brochures about heart attack, stroke, visitor guidelines, a brief guide to involuntary hospitalization, AA Footsteps People coming and going, some hurried and frazzled. Others dragging … Continue reading Waiting For Sanity

Seasonal

It’s that time of year * Rivers of depression rise and flood over their banks Gray torrents of currents Raindrops pour down Colorless To fill the mind with puddles and mud * Clouds fill the thoughts with slate and gray and white and black swirling twirling clouds Chasing one other around the mind Fighting a … Continue reading Seasonal