Stuck, betwixt and between Stuck, smack dab in the middle of the proverbial rock and the increasingly familiar hard place Stuck, no two steps forward and one step back Just stuck in limbo. What can we do? What can we wish for? Another shock to our system Another shoe drops Another doctors sad face AnotherContinue reading “Stuck”
Before you wake I worry And then straighten up around the couch, I fold the blanket, making sure that the things you will need are in reach I bring fresh water and a clean glass To the little black table on wheels that holds the bottles of pills some that will help you feel betterContinue reading “Just Present”
A boat gliding on the water a boat gliding on the water My tears fall like raindrops The depth of my sadness Is reflected in the ever widening circles They make in the still water This morning I slipped under your covers And shaped my body to yours And we lay in our embrace YourContinue reading “a boat gliding on the water”
Under a maple tree in the afternoon sun on a beautiful day in May We said our vows To have to hold … To love and to cherish Didn’t have a clue about The roller coaster We had boarded Without the faintest glimmer of what the future would hold But that day in May WhenContinue reading “To Have and to Hold”
I write this note of gratitude from the eye of the storm.
A tribute to my father.
I sit and listen to the cicadas and feel comforted by their lullaby and watch a black squirrel navigate the thin branch before it leaps from one tree to another in the morning light. As I sit on my deck overlooking my backyard and the wooded trail behind me I keep coming back to theContinue reading “Just Sad”
The sun glistens in the waters of the Saw Mill The river ripples round the rocks in its midst and rapids just before the water falls The boxwoods and forsythia along it shores have burst into blossom The world seems fresh and new as I watch a Robin fly low over the surface of theContinue reading “The Sun Glistens”
Tikun Olam Those of you who know me,know that I have devoted my lifeto helping those that help others The Talmud states,Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief.Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now.You are not obligated to complete the work,but neither are you free to abandon it. AsContinue reading “Ode to Tikun Olam”
The wind whistles As gusts make a flower bed Of white caps from the east side Of the Hudson To the palisades On its western shore