Tag Archives: loss

blood-red moon

Please tell me you’re not working tonight The car hums, the radio is low. Most everyone in the car is asleep. I’m glad for it. As I thumb through messages, hers hits the hardest. Maybe because it comes closest to … Continue reading

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listen

Listening is the easiest part. And the hardest part. It’s easy to listen. To the chaos. Radio station after website after television network after phone call after social media site blaring it like a siren. Tragedy. Loss. Bloodshed and violence … Continue reading

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what sandy cannot take

From the outside, it’s hard to tell the water ever came. Very little is disturbed and only the piles of wood paneling, broken furniture, and overfull trash bags on the curb hint at the true damage. And then we open … Continue reading

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just a house

It’s just a house. Timber and drywall. Nails and plaster. Replaceable. Rebuildable. Just a house. Until I saw the look on Mom’s face when she got the phone call. How her hands shook but her voice was strong when she … Continue reading

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them boys

Key turns in ignition and as car starts up, head falls against wheel and eyes close. I know it’s time to leave but I can’t. Overwhelmed by memories and realizations about them boys. Why is it always them boys? Forever … Continue reading

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