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Morning Aroma

9 AM



Not a minute more

Nor a second less

High knee socks


Dressy class


Giddy eyes of

Business suits and ties… 170 more words


Anxiously Waiting

Ready for bed
And it’s only 5 pm
Thoughts of the nursery
Haunt my dreams
Waking up
Thinking about Ikea
Target and Babies’r’Us
Are we ready? 154 more words

I promise
I’ll never leave you behind.

the pain and the love
are now one in my mind.

Tears drown me,
but I’m learning to swim. 35 more words


Back Then Sunday Night Television

A four-cushioned couch, one chair, one rocker

Arranged toward a five channeled television

Still, it entertained a family of eight

Impossible math, that ratio of seats to… 96 more words


In this, the longest summer

softly, softly I sleep

while the day goes ‘round the sun,

while the night goes ‘round the moon.

Though I’ve not visited the stars in an eternity… 85 more words


A Poem from The Writer's Almanac - November 20, 2014

“Recollections of Tranquility” is Idris Anderson’s first poem on The Writer’s Almanac. I enjoy the way she brings together the act of chopping onions and the art of getting along. 488 more words


Cronifiscence (For Rose)

Cronifiscence (For Rose)

Used to be, we rough and ready, time-tested but never bested
full-breasted, not-begging-your-behested ladies
were frowned upon, looked down upon as
past our prime… 435 more words