Monthly Archives: April 2016

Anniversary

I fell asleep, despite the dog howling in the neighbor’s yard, and dreamed of ramshackle farms – muck, emaciated chickens.
This illness brings clarity.
Outdoors now, as the dogs race up and back. I keep thinking of what Beyonce said about lemonade
bringing healing.
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Where did she go?

My boss’ mother-in-law died over the weekend in Hospice Care. Last week, he told me, “She’s just a super rad person. Vibrant right up ’til now.” She was 92.

My boss and his wife sat with the mother while she died. He described her breathing. … Read more

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Free

Mary and the grandkid are working in the side yard when they holler for more supplies. “Mar,” I say, handing her the paneling, “she’s got a pair of scissors over there.”

“Yes, I told her not to touch the silver part and that she can … Read more

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Helper

We’d already been in the parking lot outside the auto-parts store for an embarrassing amount of time. That doesn’t take into account how long we’d been in the front yard removing the bent screws that pinned the old license plate before we’d even left home. … Read more

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