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Appolonia

The somberly dressed family stares out of a formal portrait taken in the early part of the last century, Michael and Appolonia surrounded by their eleven children. Their children in turn had eighty-one offspring. From there the line extends to…

Standing Next to You

Standing next to you on the step, I caught your voice from the indigo sky speaking to me when your shadow crossed the ground. Your cloud raced to the horizon skimming the blue disc of morning, wonder became gold, laced…

Snowscape

Snowscape, cold skate, twirling ice dancer, slipping over the Perch below, The sun-dogs bark and chase her. She rolls and tumbles on the glossy frigid veneer buffed by northwest gusts. The journey is swift, a grace filled breeze quickens every…

Slate Gray

The slate gray morning sky welcomes. The rippling breeze crosses the water and dapples with a shuffling touch.  Sunrise below the muted clouds breaks trail to the green horizon across the lake. My waking foot hits the floor. You are…

Raphael’s 2016

Doughnuts! When the grandson comes to town, we go to Raphael’s Bakery and Café. On one trip, an attempt at rearranging a mangled doughnut with “sprinkles” met with the “death stare,” a shaming, pointing index finger and, “No Grandpa.” Ray…