“Christmas is For Children”

Some children leave the nest too soon and fly. And so an arrow through the heart of fools. Kahlil has warned this mother’s heart the rule: “These people are not owned by you,” he sighs. Oh, let me hug you close just one more time before you close the door and take your leave. Beat…

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“Some Steps”

Photo: Ginny Hale Meredith “Some Steps” Some steps I’ve taken, there was sharp ascent into the unknown where the foolish tread. That journey, once committed, brought lament. Cold sorrow with some tears that pathway led. Some steps have pushed me inward, glorious, to better heights than I had known before. Yet, even so, my soul, tempestuous, has not avoided…

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The Gift

(photo by J.Casey) My snowy visitors have brought to me a bright and beautiful December day I offer them my Chinaberry tree. I perch and stare before they’re on their way. They pause and groom each other for awhile; soft talk they share with cooing , cheek to cheek. They stare at me and, sure…

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