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quick update

My nailbeds are a lovely blueish purple right now. The building has steam radiators which are controlled from the boiler room with a timer, the timing of which is still apparently being worked out. The dogs are curled up in the bed and Angus has taken to sleeping in a ball with his tail over … Continue reading

holding on
Art / Poetry

holding on

listing off on my walk the names of the trees whose leaves are holding on just a little too long – what was golden now giving way to brown, tattered things that cling complaining in the wind there is an art, I think, to holding on, to letting go – and an impatience for things … Continue reading

Poetry

when you go

when you go, do not let it be on some maybe Tuesday afternoon in December go slowly, perhaps over an entire year of quiet Tuesdays so that the mountains do not spring suddenly between us, but are a gradual rise of eventual goodbye such a gentle shift will leave no sharp echo, but will draw … Continue reading

Poetry

down east

it was late November when I drove toward Maine I still hear how the wind tore across the highway, rattling doors and nearly blowing that tired red Buick into the frozen ditch I had second, third – hell sixth thoughts on the other side of the state line, but I kept right on – forward … Continue reading

fire and wings
Art

fire and wings

It’s not unusual for us to see Anna’s hummingbirds through the winter and several neighbors keep their hummingbird feeders up for them. So while many birds are feeling the pull of migration currently, I’m blessed to live in an area where we’ll have these little scraps of winged sunshine still with us in the colder … Continue reading