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Sr. Antoinette at the Monastery

Now is her quiet season all the contemplation a meditation within all turned inward, a divina lectio.   She said, everything we do must be spiritual, bloom with intention, a deepening of the spirit, the singing of the psalms, the … Continue reading

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At the Nursing Home

As I walk in, a woman straightens the chair on the patio outside her room. Her Easter lily, parched, sits untended, one bloom left. As I pass she says, I’m nuts, and blows me kisses, her fingers touching her lips … Continue reading

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Departure

His scent lingers near his bedroom door, I sniff the air – a startled deer – then feel his absence in the molted room.

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Farewell

When I am turned to ash I want you knowing that I hear your footfalls in the ancient forest, the scream of hawks, the water crazy-mad flowing down to the sea   and I want you knowing that I see … Continue reading

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Denial

That slip of the mind That momentary disengagement Like the clutch in the old Dodge   I think: I have to get a message to her Then: how can I get a message to her As if it were a … Continue reading

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Every living thing

Every living thing.

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Wing-Beat in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado

You have said your good-byes like prayers, used to the words on your lips; your child has the shape of your eyes, but the shade of resemblance dances away.   Remember the river at dawn, flowing between the canyon walls … Continue reading

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Prism

The glittering water pulses with rainbows, tosses off colors, swirling, a flutterance – no thought of loss or want or farewell, brilliance for a shilling or a dime or naught gathering the colors up again to shrug them off, twirling … Continue reading

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Communal Life

The cherry trees shake out their fullness the buds all in bloom now absorbing the sound of the blue day. The photographer must be quick as he leans over his camera on the tripod, already the lick of green shoots … Continue reading

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