Sunday, March 31, 2013


This day a friend celebrates her birthday and 
I sit within a family circle surrounded with good
Food and kugel.

This I sit in an aerie of a house, an osprey' view
Water all around. It is beautiful and tomorrow 
I will paint

But this afternoon I sit with friends and their family,
See kindness, and joy, and sorrow, see the dearness 
In all these.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Been awhile. It is not as of you aren't in my mind,
Always you are. But that the aloneness of me
Needs center stage.

It is not so quick a process this going from
We to me. Requires mental juggling, not always been
Willing to embrace,

Been willing to not only except the changes
But eventually to embrace. For now? Willing, just
To be willing. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Again I sit a plane without you, as last night, 
I sat with our friends, watching them dance.
Another kindly asked, 

The first, I realized, I'd dance since....
And I was fine until he asked what you did
He'd no idea.

Nor I, that so far out it still hit hard. But,
He was kind, so I could quietly, carefully,
Still my soul.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Would that you were here this night
With old friends in their new place but
You are not

Not here to laugh with me at this absurd 
Delightful show. Not here to enjoy the music
Dance with me