Category Archives: U-Turns

Poems about life changes. Stories of Life.

Shadow Selfie as Self Realization Art

In a picture of the black and white lines of a playground, I find myself an alien being with angled arms, tilted head And strangely straight legs. Where is the crooked woman I see in the mirror? Yes, arms and … Continue reading

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Dying Green-The beginning of an irreverent series on growing old

Dying Green Should be a serious event. Unexpectedly, It isn’t Yesterday we bought a plot For my spouse Right next to me On a hill overlooking A meadow shouting green And a forest singing wind. This morning he says, “You … Continue reading

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An Interrupted Journey

Life traveled on in its normal daily path until one day it didn’t.  One minute I was in the emergency room for abdominal pain.  The next minute I had surgery.  I woke up in a hospital room a few days … Continue reading

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September-A Birthday Month

This month holds my birthday a new grand-daughter’s, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law’s mother, my step-mother and my ancient black dog.  I am expected to provide poems and art. This summer brought an unusual gift a ‘grand-daughter’ almost 17 who is … Continue reading

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By Way of Explanation – CRAO*

moving in moving out moving in staying Noir moved in first. Never unpacked but liked the left front window and did hang his favorite drapery- black with ruffly edges. He didn’t like the view or the house. Left after just … Continue reading

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Let’s Write in Music 3-A U-Turn expressed in Poetry and Music

Like so many others who dabble in the arts, I am a multi-faceted dabbler. Born into a very musical family, I soon followed suit.  My professional musician Father who wanted an in-house accompanist egged me on.  It is impossible for … Continue reading

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Bounded

Bounded   Boundaries creep up. Unexpected walls grow in rooms. Moving through the house requires walking a twisting labyrinth. Every foot fall necessitates careful planning.   Underfoot a future dog bounces through the rooms.  He’s unconcerned by moving walls and … Continue reading

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Writing to Edward Hopper

The Painted Lady and the Poet at the Nighthawk Café   Once again I sat at the bar long after midnight. Joe sat in his usual seat on my right.  We spoke in mono- syllables too late, too tired for … Continue reading

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U-Turns-A Sunday Drive Leaves the Country

I Suddenly driving the world shifts. Inside that shift I am in Asia. I watch families shop for produce piled in cardboard boxes along the side walk. Scarecrows of corn ears peer from their boxes to see if someone comes … Continue reading

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U-Turns-A New Life

The shovar translucent in the setting sun calls us in celebration. The shovar blast forms into a living being that coils into the air.  It finds the ocean and pounds in the waves. The trees whistle with the wind of … Continue reading

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