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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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