Preserving love

I had a telephone conversation tonight with my daughter’s aunt. She is the older sister of my deceased ex-boyfriend. I’ve only recently been befriended by her, I’d say in the last year or so. It is a difficult issue to address. I have tried numerous times to put into words the emotion I feel when…

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Mother's Day

I am a mother 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Yesterday around 3 pm, I grabbed my youngest sister and hauled her to Key Largo for a little R&R with my grandmother, my mother and my other two sisters (there are four of us, and I’m the oldest). When…

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Denial

Waiting and knowing… Like an ocean before us, it rushes forward, then retreats into itself. I smell it, salty and pungent. Overwhelming. The truth burns like sulfur in my nose, my eyes water. I look away. I fight back the tears that come with the knowledge. I fight to appear stoic. You maintain a calm…

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Lessons learned

And today, a bit of prose…thank you for indulging me. What have we learned today that we did not know yesterday? To laugh louder, deeper, from the gut. To enjoy that spontaneous moment more thoroughly. What have we learned to say that we did not yesterday? I love you. Over and over and over again….

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Honesty is the best policy

There comes a time in every woman’s life when she has to grow a pair and say it like it is. One thing my closest friends can all say about me is that I am straightforward. I find that this is the best way to be…it leaves little room for miscommunication and misunderstanding. It makes…

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A Tiny Poem

I love the art form of haiku. In order to write a haiku, you must know exactly what they want to say. Brevity is key. There are no wasted words, no fillers, no distractions. At times, a haiku may be simple and sweet, or harsh and brutal. My secret is that I love haiku because…

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