Wishes from a Bridge

I wish that you had been here with me upon my wooden slats to smell the remnants of summer air before the temperature crashed I wish you had heard the crunch of the dried leaves upon my boards to see them scatter just a bit in unspoken, leafy words I wish you had heard the sounds of geese flying overhead their honks of joy going south to make their winter’s bed I wish that you had walked my path the sameRead more

All We Want…

Everybody stops and stares at us These four eyes will make everyone fuss We don’t know just who to blame for this phenomenon But our one wish for Christmas Eve simply can’t be won All we want for Christmas is a nice soft couch A nice soft couch See our nice soft couch Gee, if we could always have our nice soft couch Then we could wish you, “Merry Christmas!” Dear Gibbs and Ziva, I talked to Santa. He said you will have a couch forever. Love,Read more

Margaret

I want to be Margaret…when I am 101 years on this planet. Margaret is a newcomer to the assisted living facility where mom lives. The aides were giving her a tour of the building when I brought mom back from lunch this past Saturday. While mom and another aide proceeded into her room, I was introduced to the smiling little munchkin. “Tell her how old you are!” prompted aide Heather. Margaret smiled coyingly while Heather blurted out, “She’s 101!” “Wow, that’sRead more