January Rising

This chill mid-winter wind startles

the last of Summer’s leaves loose,

a surging flow in flight,

from trees clustered along my homeward drive.

 

Twisting together, like smoke, they move

and wind along and above this darkening lane Continue reading “January Rising”

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Signs of Time

imageThings that remind me of my age:

1. Forgetting what it was I just went upstairs for.

2. Changing the radio station, again, because, “That’s not music, it’s just noise.” Then, stopping on a station that’s playing a song that I didn’t particularly like back in the 80’s, but at least I recognize it.

3. Feeling proud of the adults my children have grown into and wondering when they grew into adults. I must have blinked.

4. Wondering how in the heck I hurt my back while I was sound asleep.

5. Forgetting what I just went downstairs for.

6. Having a medicine cabinet that contains both heat wraps and muscle relaxants because I have the amazing ability to walk up with back spasms.

7. Forgetting what it was I just went upstairs for.